Bad Behavior 2.0.6 Test
Bad Behavior 2.0.6 is currently being tested.
Many of you have noticed the large upturn in spam flow in the past few weeks. Bad Behavior 2.0 to date has blocked much of it, but has not been able to block nearly as much of it as I would like.
I am currently testing a new spam blocking method which looks, for the moment, to be catching virtually all of the remaining uncaught spam which I am seeing.
I’m not releasing it immediately, though, so that I can evaluate whether it is generating any false positives, and if so, whether the affected users are able to clean their computers of the viruses and other malware which they contain, and whether this is sufficient to resolve the problem.
It will probably be about a week before I have enough data to be sufficiently satisfied with the false positive handling to put it out for general release, but so far I haven’t seen anything which would qualify as a false positive. It did catch one human being whose computer, it turned out, was sending out thousands upon thousands of e-mail and blog spams.
But if you’d like to get your hands on this code early, I am offering a pre-release package to anyone who has previously contributed financially at least $5.00 to Bad Behavior development (or anyone who contributes now). Just e-mail me and I’ll get your copy sent out.
Keep in mind that I haven’t fully evaluated whether the new code will generate false positives, though the preliminary results are that it should not stop anyone who isn’t actually sending spam, so keep a copy of the previous release around in case you don’t like it or have problems.
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