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