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Spam Blogs #3

In Spam Blogs #2, I briefly touched on the issues of spam in the blogging world. The problem is worse than the previously referenced articles.

In Washington Post Security Fix: Fake Blogs Use Security Fix to Support Bad Advice, Brian Krebs discusses how the splogs are being used to advertise, among other things, fradulent security products.

...they will link to one or two anti-spyware products that either aren't worth a fraction of what they cost or have earned a reputation for marketing by scaring people into thinking -- often falsely -- that they have massive spyware infections on their computers.


In TGDaily Number of websites grows at record pace, they mention that Blogger reported 660,000 websites added just last month. I wonder how many of them were splogs? And how many of the chronic Blogger failures are due to the increased load caused by the splogs?

See Splogging Bots, for a discussion about how splogs are being created in such volume.

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