Spammers using a Thesaurus?

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My wife received an interesting spam comment on her blog. At first glance it looked like it was just written by someone with an awful grasp of the English language, but then I realized that some of the words were just synonyms that didn’t actually work in context.

Take a look at the comment:

Hi. Very first I would like to say that I truly like your webpage, just identified it last week but I’ve been reading it ever since then.

I seem to consent with most of your respective ideas and opinions and this post is no exception. I fully

Thank you to get a wonderful blog and I hope you keep up the beneficial perform. If you do I will continue to look over it.

Possess a good day.

See the “beneficial perform” instead of “good work”, “possess a good day” instead of “have a good day”, etc….?

My guess is that someone is using an automated program that swaps out a few works with various synonyms from a thesaurus dataset in order to avoid getting blocked by Akismet or similar content matching anti-spam comment protection mechanisms. Quite clever actually!

By | 2017-05-18T15:15:55+00:00 March 16th, 2010|Spam|3 Comments

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  1. Mauzola March 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    created by & copyright 2007-2009 –> on 10 Minute Mail !

    where is 2010 dude ? ;)

    Tnx for all great stuff on there and here and everywhere… :)

    • Devon March 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm - Reply

      Good call out! Fixed! Thanks!

  2. PK May 13, 2010 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    That looks more like the results of using an online translator; I really wouldn’t credit a foreign spammer with being clever in order to bypass complicated anti-spam routines :)

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