My spam level on this blog has tripled in the last two days. I would think this unusual, if I hadn’t learned of the death of Blue Security at the hands of major spammers in Russia from Epiac’s Website.
If you use hotmail, yahoo mail, etc. or you happen to run a blog, you have to be annoyed with the way that spammers have taken control of the Internet. These criminals fill email inboxes with garbage everyday.
Bloggers have a different type of problem. The spammers send comments to blogs containing URLs that point to whatever trash they are peddling. Typically they try to leave comments on older posts so the blog author may not detect them
That is the reason I have my blog set to review all comments. While WordPress comes with a very effective spam filter, every once in a while some can slip through.
A small company in Israel, Blue Security, had developed an effective weapon (aka – Blue Frog), against spam for users of hotmail and yahoo mail accounts. In fact it was effective enough that the spammers set out to squash the Blue Frog.
Yesterdays post by Epiac gave the news that the Blue Frog was dead. I can see a direct effect of there no longer being Blue Security on the Internet. As I said my spam traffic has tripled in two days. Now you may say, why do you care because you say that WordPress’s software captures your spam and it never sees the light of day? I care because of my wasted bandwidth that is being consumed by spammers.
Unless a company with deep pockets, such as Microsoft, takes up the battle with the mission to eliminate the spammers and not just produce another moneymaking product (Blue Frog was free). The Internet will continue to be controlled by the spammers. If you think that the spammers are not in control, tell that to the major blogging hosts that were shut down for many hours by the spammers denial of service traffic.