Trackback spam is going nuts. While Akismet does a fair job on spam comments, it doesn’t seem to catch nearly as many trackbacks and I’ve basically given up trying to delete it all.
My suspicion that this is getting a bit out of control was confirmed by a media release from security company Sophos yesterday, which was basically leveraging off news that
“a Filipino online news service, www.newsbreak.com.ph, found over 27,000 links to adult webpages had been posted on its website”.
Sophos issued the release as a warning to blog owners, but I’m tipping most of us already have a pretty good idea of the trend.
This really is a major problem for the blogosphere. My Recent Comments widget is basically useless because its full of spam and if it does force bloggers to start turning off features like comments and trackbacks, where does that leave the great “conversation” then?
Spammers, you suck.