Bad Behavior 2.0.6
Bad Behavior 2.0.6 has been released.
About four weeks ago I provided a pre-release copy of Bad Behavior 2.0.6 to a select group of testers in order to evaluate a new method of blocking spam, and it’s proved quite successful at blocking a large chunk of spam. On my testbed it blocked 953 spams and missed about 50. So I expect it to cut the spam flow even further.
I said last month I wasn’t generally releasing it immediately so that I could determine whether it blocked any legitimate users. It did indeed block two people that I know of: one was resolved in moments through the fix-it-yourself link, and the other was myself, while using a Wi-Fi access point. I determined that someone had recently sent spam through the same AP, causing the blockage. It had also caught a third person, before the pre-release, whose computer was actually sending spam at the time.
So I’m releasing 2.0.6 generally. If you received a pre-release copy, this copy is unchanged, and you don’t need to do anything.
New in this release (since 2.0.5):
- A new blocking method using realtime blackhole lists is being used to determine if a post originates from a known spam source, open proxy, etc. GET requests are not screened. Links are provided to blackhole list removal procedures through the fix it yourself link.
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