Today I would like to announce the release of “Project Honey Pot Http:BL” WordPress Plugin.
This plugin allows you to verify all visitors’ IP address against the Project Honey Pot database. Using the Http:BL API, this plugin flags, logs, and blocks visitors with a high threat score, helping you prevent harvesters, spammers, or other suspicious bots from abusing your blog. I’ve been talking a lot about LoJack anti-spam measures lately and this is one of them.
This plugin requires you to sign up for a free account at Project Honey Pot so that you can use their Http:BL API to verify your visitors.
This plugin is based on Jan Stepien’s http:BL version 1.4 which is no longer being supported. This version of the plugin fixes a lot of database bugs and usability issues that the original plugin had. Here are the key benefits of having this plugin enabled.
- LoJack anti-spam solution with collective intelligence
- Easy Project Honey Pot integration. No need to mess with Apache mod_httpbl, which means that this will work on shared hosts.
- Ability to redirect malicious bots to a bot trap.
- Logging capabilities
- Threat score limit per type (suspicious, comment spammer, harvester)
- White list
- Improve log display
As always, please feel free to share any comments, questions, and suggestions!