Finally, after more than two years and almost 450,000 spam messages received, here it is: Our 1000nd blog post!
We did a break last year for almost four months, but have many plans to expand this place and hope we will get the opportunity to share it with all of you.
Many thanks to all our readers and we hope you will continue coming back to this blog.
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Everybody who runs a web site or blog knows what I’m talking about – SPAM
To us it is a continuous phenomenon that people are clogging the web with nonsense like this.
Pharmaceuticals, enhancements of your body parts, people doing things in front of cams you name it…
But luckily there is help around and I’m sure almost anybody is using spam filters today. We for example receive an average of about 1,000 smd (spam messages per day) these days – our “record day” was beyond 10,000 – but hey it takes one click and they are gone.
But now there are some new types of messages coming around of which we would like to highlight two:
The first one (pictured below) uses a cop/paste legitimate text from documents or books to look like a normal comment. Well two things: First the text normally is not related to the post – bye-bye. Second, if you have a closer look you might realize that its just cut out from a document…
The second one is potentially more dangerous…
It seems that we are getting popular in a sense we DON’T LIKE – This week we stopped for the first time more than 1000 spam messages in less than a few hours. The ones which are the most annoying are the 2 page long links messages to whatever nonsense you could not imagine. If [...]
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