Comment Spam

I’ve been getting a ton of comment spam lately, but luckily WordPress in conjunction with the Akismet plugin does a good job of catching everything. I’m still a couple of minor versions behind on WordPress and I definitely need to get on the stick as far as upgrading goes, but at least that hasn’t made it any more vulnerable to the problem from what I can tell.

Darren over at ProBlogger has also noticed a recent increase in comment spam and written an article covering the topic and the importance of continuing to fight it. He has a lot of good reasoning on why you need to prevent comment spam, but doesn’t really offer any solutions beyond being attentive and having up to date blogging software.