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Attack of the spambots

Ah, the joys of the Internet: over the last week or so, the amount of comment spam I’ve been getting on this blog has started to rise. Previously I’d get one or two attempts per week; now, it’s between 15 and 40 per day. And no doubt it’ll get worse.

Thank crikey for Akismet, a free plugin that spots and zaps the spam without any intervention. I’ve been running it for a few months now and it’s currently achieving 100% accuracy with 0 false positives. If you’re running WordPress like me, go and get it – it’s free for blogs generating less than $500 per month.