[pmwiki-users] Bad Behavior (PHP scripts)
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Apr 6 09:12:06 CDT 2006
I received the following message on one of the other lists I
subscribe to -- it looks interesting.
Unfortunately, it seems to require MySQL, which means it's
less useful for PmWiki than it could be.
----- Forwarded message from Greg Hoare <greg.hoare at linuxmail.org> -----
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2006 22:12:05 +0800
Bad Behavior is a set of PHP scripts which prevents spambots from accessing your site by analyzing their actual HTTP requests and comparing them to profiles from known spambots. It goes far beyond User-Agent and Referer, however. Bad Behavior is available for several PHP-based software packages, and also can be integrated in seconds into any PHP script.
The problem: Spammers run automated scripts which read everything on your web site, harvest email addresses, and if you have a blog, forum or wiki, will post spam directly to your site. They also put false referrers in your server log trying to get their links posted through your stats page....
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