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shh.

you thought *trolls* were bad? wait till you get a pantload of newest form of evil, comment spam. yes, evil morons with basic scripting ability have been able to flood MT sites with comments, the same one, posted on every single entry. there is a marvelous discussion over at MT guru Phil Ringnalda‘s site, which i have been watching today, because i want to have solutions for any of my hostees affected by this.

if you catch this happening, ban the IP as quickly as you can. that would be in your blog configuration. there’s an easy delete procedure for blogs using the MySQL form of MT, which surreally hostees should be able to convert to now, but i’ll use myself as a guinea pig first. aside from that, there are patches in the works, and hopefully there won’t be too much annoyance wrought by this.

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in other news, never ever visit a site called FriendGreetings.com to pick up an e-card. it’s not technically considered a virus, because you actually have to click and accept an agreement to let it use your email contact list to mail out special offers, but it’s still very viral, and does other annoying things to your computer aside from just hijacking your contact list with your permission. i highly recommend reading this to understand more about this version of evil.

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