September 15th, 2010

inverarity

Warning about LiveJournal spammers

I've been puzzled the last couple of days seeing random comments from brand new LJ accounts (with no posts) on my LJ and elsewhere. Below are a couple of examples:


no? wonder hes always so d*mn grouchy!!
SilverBerenznoff23



0:05-0:10 soo funny but that still is sad....R.I.P? snape :(
rosefan12


Obviously, this is spam, but since there were no links (that I could see), I couldn't figure out what the point was. It took viewing the actual HTML source to find it. They've cleverly embedded a long list of links to Russian porn sites in their profile in a way that's invisible in your browser, but not to search engines.

So, if you see comments like this appearing on your LJ, I recommend you simply delete them (and check all the various options to ban the user and report spam).