Thursday, September 07, 2006

More Evolving Scrapers

Like I've been reporting, they're all going stealth.

I keep seeing user agent change from this: "Java/1.4.1_04"
To this: "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)"
Soon the usual blocking methods won't work whatsoever.

Wake up and smell the COPY before it's too late!


ChrisWoznitza said...

Hi ich bin Chriswab aus Bottrop. Viele Grüsse !!

Olliver said...

Bill, watch out, this German dude is a comment spammer:
Chris' traces in Google
I guess I should have a talk with his German blog host in regard to his advertising campaign :-)

And to Chris:
Nur ein gehirnamputierter Volltrottel spammt so offensichtlich für sein Blog. Bin gespannt, was Blogiggo dazu meinen werden, wenn ich sie nachher anschreibe. :-)

IncrediBILL said...

Yup, I figured he was, but it's about the least obnoxious spam I've seen in a long time.

Olliver said...

Sure, his spam lacks the commercial aspect (no Adsense on his spamvertised blog) and from that may appear somewhat pointless ;-)

Anonymous said...

hi bill

they are crafty mo fo's.

I looked at crawlwall, nice idea :)

love the challenge question thing...

thumps up dude.