Posts Tagged ‘spam’

Pligg Spammers And Using Google to Find Pligg V1.0.0 Sites

Pligg Spammers And Using Google to Find Pligg V1.0.0 Sites

Last week we decided to run a live install of Pligg v1.0.0 RC5 as a test to see if the usual spammers would come to visit it, lo and behold we were not disappointed with around ten spam registrations per...

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Author: on May 25th, 2009

Category: Pligg

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IndianPad User Account Spam Is A Growing Trend

IndianPad User Account Spam Is A Growing Trend

IndianPad is a social news website targeted towards the Indian language based community and based upon the Pligg system is suffering badly from the creation of spammy user accounts. What do these accounts look like and why are thy being...

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Author: on April 26th, 2009

Category: Pligg

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BlogEngage Demonstrates Why Autopligg Is Bad And Enabling ReCaptcha Is Essential

BlogEngage Demonstrates Why Autopligg Is Bad And Enabling ReCaptcha Is Essential

BlogEngage a social bookmarking website dedicated to bloggers and their topics would seem to have had their defenses down and become the target of an Autopligg bot attack. The weakness is that BlogEngage are using the standard pligg captcha method...

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Author: on October 23rd, 2008

Category: Pligg, Pligg Sites

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SWCMS Releases Beta of Akismet Anti-Spam Rewrite.

SWCMS Releases Beta of Akismet Anti-Spam Rewrite.

Over the last several weeks Informed Networker has worked in conjunction with dollars5 (a great outsourced development firm) to rewrite the Akismet Anti-Spam module for Social Web CMS. Informed Networker has released a beta version of what is deemed the...

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Author: on September 13th, 2008

Category: Pligg Modules

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Digg Has At Least One Thing In Common With Pligg it Got Spammed Too

Digg Has At Least One Thing In Common With Pligg it Got Spammed Too

Digg Social News website and it's open source clone Pligg usually have very little in common bar the voting concept, Digg has had investment of around $11.3 Million whilst pligg has near to no investment. One thing they do have...

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Author: on July 19th, 2008

Category: Web News

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DesignFloat The Popular Pligg Site Gets Spam Attacked

DesignFloat The Popular Pligg Site Gets Spam Attacked

Many times before here at Social CMS Buzz we have spoken about outstanding vulnerabilities within the Pligg CSM system related to spam attacks, it seems today DesignFloat.com has come under siege and is experiencing some nasty pligg spam related problems...

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Author: on June 6th, 2008

Category: Pligg

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Hackers using PyCurl to bypass pligg registration process to spam

Hackers using PyCurl to bypass pligg registration process to spam

Over the past few weeks many pligg based webmasters have been voicing their concern’s over massive spam attacks on their user registrations and comments, some pligg sites have seen 100’s of users registered in a short period of time and...

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Author: on December 13th, 2007

Category: Pligg

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