I use Spam Karma 2 to help my fight against spam on this WordPress blog. But lately I’ve noticed a lot of spam getting through. Well, the creator of Spam Karma 2 posted his State of Spam [Karma]:
Unfortunately, as some of you might have noticed, SK2’s performances as seen from the outside, seem to have dropped suddenly over the past few days. While the bulk of the spam still remains at the door, a meaningful percentage now manages to fly right through SK2’s basic filters. And given the numbers involved, even 1% of all spam attempts is a lot to deal with…The reason for this sudden burst, is a new breed of spam, or more likely, of spambots. It is confirmed now that some spammers have gotten hold of much more efficient spamming tools. Ones that bypass some of SK2’s strongest filters without trouble.
Well that ‘splains a lot. Stupid spambots. Just another thing to add to my “things I hate” list.