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!