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Bad Behavior 1.2.3

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Bad Behavior 1.2.3, the latest release of the Web’s premier link spam killer, has been released.

From version 1.2.2, the following changes have been made:

  • Several additional spambots, mostly causing trackback spam, have been fingerprinted and blocked.
  • Bad Behavior 1.2.2 introduced a requirement that user agents present a User-Agent header. This caused quite a few unexpected things to break, and has been changed in this release. A User-Agent header will now be required only for POST requests.

There were a couple of other changes and enhancements I wanted to put in, but I decided to let them wait; I’ve begun work on version 2.0 of Bad Behavior, which will incorporate these changes. If you e-mailed me and didn’t see your change in here, this is why.

Anyways, it’s that time again, so download Bad Behavior now!

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October 23, 2005 - Posted by | Bad Behavior, Blog Spam, Spam, WordPress

14 Comments

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  2. I haven’t downloaded it yet to check but the list of changes doesn’t mention a log reader. If in fact there still isn’t a log reader included you can use my home grown Bad Behaviour log reader.

    If for some reason the database structure has been changed (which I find unlikely) and the log reader doesn’t work any more rest assured I’ll update it this week.

    Simon

    Comment by Simon | October 24, 2005

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  5. Michael: Your own hotlinking protection is working against you. :)

    Comment by Geof F. Morris | October 24, 2005

  6. Geof, sorry, but you will need to copy the images to your server to use them. They’re hotlink protected to ensure that the images are copied, rather than simply linked.

    If you’re seeing the alternate image here, the trouble is in your computer’s browser-privacy software, and you should get that fixed.

    Comment by Michael Hampton | October 24, 2005

  7. Well, I don’t hotlink images, so that wasn’t my problem. As to your comment about the latter, I’m really not sure what you’re getting at, but the alternate image isn’t showing up here anymore.

    Comment by Geof F. Morris | October 24, 2005

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  10. [...] Are you Bad Behavior user? Now, you have to upgrade your installed version of Bad Behaviour plugin to the latest version published by Michael Hampton, the owner of this plugin. Currently, the latest version is Bad Behavior 1.2.3. Which can be downloaded freely here. Also don’t forget to read the notes of installation and usage, if this is your first time use Bad Behavior. [...]

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  13. [...] Auf der anderen Seite wurde bei Bad Behavior in der Version 1.2.3 die Prüfung des User-Agents entschärft: Bad Behavior 1.2.2 introduced a requirement that user agents present a User-Agent header. This caused quite a few unexpected things to break, and has been changed in this release. A User-Agent header will now be required only for POST requests. [aus dem Changelog zu Bad Behavior 1.2.3] [...]

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