__/ [ John Bokma ] on Tuesday 16 May 2006 14:14 \__
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> For example: for the past 4 months there has been this Chinese guy who
>> kept spamming one of my Wikis every couple of days.
> Did you report this to his ISP? I recently got several comment spams
> clearly coming from the same zombie network, and I guess/hope I cleaned up
> a few of them :-D.
I am always trying to think what will be the least time consuming. It's
natural to choose procrastination and follow the impulse to purge. When it
doesn't stop, what else can you do? I recently made it more apparent that
over 50% of all E-mail traffic comes from compromised Windows boxes. What
can the ISP's do? They are reluctant to disconnect these machines because
Windows remains prevalent. As for CMS spam, they use proxies. The pattern
is too wild to permit safe exclusion rules.
PS - I read your new page on phpBB spam. I have exactly the same problem,
but the forum is otherwise dormant. Please keep posting on the topic
(JB.com or AWW) if you can pull a trick/card off your sleeve *smile*. I
vehemently hate the clucky interface of phpBB admin because it makes
management (cleanup rather) very cumbersome, so I do it once a month.
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