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SPAM ATTACK HAPPENING AT THE MOMENT

  1. jimmythejock profile image88
    jimmythejockposted 10 years ago

    Hi everyone there are a couple of spammers on hupages as i write this , trying to add links to every travel related hub in the comments boxes.....jimmy
    jose gomez
    john chang
    may start using other names

  2. Apae profile image50
    Apaeposted 10 years ago

    Thanks alot for the heads up. I'll keep an eye out for them.

  3. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 10 years ago

    Thanks Jimmy.  We've taken countermeasures.

  4. Apae profile image50
    Apaeposted 10 years ago

    What countermasures are there against spammers?

  5. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    nofollow. and it always been in place smile

  6. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 10 years ago

    As Misha mentioned we nofollow the links in the comments, so that the spammers get little value from their effort.  However in cases like this one, we will also block them by ip address, and of course, mark all their comments as spam so that they don't appear and don't have to be moderated individually by the hub's author.

  7. Apae profile image50
    Apaeposted 10 years ago

    Lol I was wondering what nofollow was. Thanks for clearing it up for me. Hopefully these spammers get discouraged and leave soon. Though I don't blame them for targeting HubPages - there's alot of traffic here. Is it possible the spammers may start phishing for peoples passwords? Like on MySpace people have their password phished and then either everyone on their friends list is sent a comment or their profile is edited to include an invisible linked div element.

 
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