Friday, December 14, 2007

Beware Spam

I've noticed that Blogger appears to be letting spam comments through, so please be careful if you see a comment on a thread, which bears no relation to the conversation.

Here's an example:

"Broadband Sue has left a new comment on your post

Here’s a Broadband Video that will show you how to check availability by postcode, how perform a broadband speed test and where to find broadband forums to answer your questions. There are also offers for PlusNet Broadband."

Ed:In this case it looks quite possibly as if it's an attempt to re-direct the wary to a video site that will download malicious code into your PC, possibly for identity theft or to hijack it as a new member of an organised crime "zombie" network.

Unless a link if from me or you recognise the author in regard to the thread, please don't be duped into following such links here or indeed on any weblog.

3 comments:

Bob Ellender said...

sorry to hijack this thread and thanks for the warning but could I be one of the first to wish you and everyone else who views your blogsite a very merry christmas and a very safe 2008

Michael Child said...

When I go through my own blog, which is mostly about local history and has precious little to attract spamers and totally unrelated and unsuitable comments, deleting all this stuff I have noticed that there is no report spam button on blogger. One would have thought that such a provision would be essential to stop this sort of abuse quickly and easily as it would generate lists of offenders who could be weeded out by ip address.

Oh yes happy Christmas to you all although it seems a bit early, something I was conscious of when we put the decorations up in the bookshop yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Here’s a Broadband Video that will show you how to check availability by postcode, how perform a broadband speed test and where to find broadband forums to answer your questions. There are also offers for SKY Broadband.