I upgraded to hashcash 3.2. I hope that will stop the new wave of spam I had on this blog. When you’re upgrading yourself, note that now wp-hashcash resides in its own subdirectory in the plugins folder, I didn’t notice that and couldn’t find what was wrong until I noticed the ‘/wp-hashcash/’ bit in the source.
By the way, happy new year!
Spam, again on this blog.
It seems those nasty spammers are now using actual people (or an automated browser) to post spam comments, subverting the protection wp-hashcash delivers.
Luckily it are only about two per day, which is very managable, but still annoying.
Like DRM and most other copyright protections, SPAM protection is inherently insecure, for the original openess required to allow a not-spammer to use them is, well, too open.
A new anti-wordpress-spam release of Elliott Back: HashCash 3.0.
Good work Elliot!
I noticed I had an enourmous amount of spam in my moderation queue.
The plugin I used to protect myself from spam wp-hashcash, seemed to have been mastered by spammers.
A download of the newest version did the trick.
If anyone experiences problems with posting comments, please mail me.
I just installed Hash Cash, which is an anti spam plugin for WordPress.
Since I installed it I haven’t got any spam comments :-).