Just in the past few days, I’ve been seeing a new form of comment spam coming through, and making it past my spam filters. Instead of using the words that they know I will probably have on my block list, I instead get a string of HTML codes like:
…which ends up giving me “internet casinos”, which my filter would normally detect.
It seem the simplest solution is just to put the string
&# into my filter list, which should catch these letter substitutions — but once I add that, I get all sorts of errors from the WordPress code that runs the spam filter, because it doesn’t like the
#. Anyone else have any suggestions?
With the help of WPBlacklist, I seem to have stemmed the tide. Thanks, Farook.org, and the rest of the WP community!