After reading “5 Tips on securing your WordPress blog from spam comments and pings,” at leftblank, I decided to try out Bad Behavior (although I think the correct way of spelling it is Bad Behaviour 😉 ), a plugin for WordPress which blocks detected spam bots from reaching the blog. So far the combination of Bad Behavior and Akismet is working amazingly well. Bad Behavior first turns away any spam bots, and Akismet catches any other spam that happens to trickle through.
Bad Behavior has blocked 627 access attempts in the last 7 days.
I haven’t even installed Bad Behavior for a week yet, and already it has made a noticible impact on the number of spam that I am receiving on the blog.
However, there is again a chance that a legitimate user is blocked by this plugin, but I surely hope that it won’t happen.