I think a Frenchman Spammed Posts

That was weird. Did anyone happen to see three short posts show up on this blog yesterday or in the RSS that looked French or something?

I have no idea how they got there. They have been deleted, but I’m really concerned that my blog posts (not comments) was spammed.

Any ideas? I’m running WordPress 2.2. I almost suspect the Twitter plug-in that creates short posts like that which would mean that Twitter was compromised. I have no idea.

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  • I saw those on Google Reader and on your blog yesterday. It looked like spam, but not your typical spam. I think suspecting Twitter makes sense.

  • Yep, I saw them as well

    Thought perhaps you were leading up to another conference in a French-speaking country

    Twitter seems a logical villain as they were about the right length…(and I still don’t get the whole twitter thing)

    To be on the safe side, I’d change your login info on both the blog and twitter

  • rob

    Yeah, that’s what I’m wondering also. I haven’t seen anything on Alex King’s blog (writer of the Twitter-WP plugin) and didn’t find anything on wordpress.org boards. And they didn’t show up on my twitter blog. So I’m going to wait and see if it happens again. I’ll troubleshoot by turning off the plugin if it happens again.

    As for ‘why twitter’? I don’t either. It’s just a microblog…a way to get the length of a text message onto a blog. I didn’t use it until I could combine that ‘microblog’ with my regular blog. Now I can post short line posts from my mobile phone which is how I do it most of the time now.

  • Of course, I don’t ‘get’ texting either…a sure sign of the “over-40” crowd, I suppose.

    And also because my wife and I are 2 of the remaining 5 people in this country without a cell-phone…

  • Je ne sais pas.