Blog spammers’ new tricks


Like many bloggers, I use Akismet to screen comments for spam. In the past month, I've noticed two new kinds of spam that are cleverer than the usual gibberish. Akismet¬†didn't classify them as spam, but it did at least classify them as questionable. One new spam type contains extractions from other sites that contain one … Continue reading Blog spammers’ new tricks

Forbes.com is a spammer


Once upon a time, I registered with Forbes.com.¬† I can't remember why I did; I might have subscribed to their physical magazine and thought the website would also be useful, or maybe I read an interesting article there and came to the same conclusion. I also signed up for some of their newsletters. I got … Continue reading Forbes.com is a spammer