Trackback spam hits new high

Blogspotting is facing an onslaught of trackback spam. For now, it's easy to detect, but not for long.
Stephen Baker

Fourth of July morning. The sun is shining, birds are singing, and I'm sitting on the couch deleting the 62 trackback spams that have arrived since yesterday. For now, these spams are easy to spot. They're mostly about online poker and miracle drugs, and they make no attempt to look authentic. From our experience with email spammers, you can bet that two things will happen. They'll continue to rachet up the volume, and they'll fine tune their pitches to blend in with authentic trackbacks.

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