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Expanding the possibilities of CleanTalk Anti-Spam

Checking existing Joomla users for spam Spambot messages (comments) are often disguised as ordinary user messages, but contain sponsored links or text. The main tasks of such messages are the user’s transition to a malicious resource, advertising or links to enhance the positions of their site. This compromises the site and can spoil the reputation

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CleanTalk Malware Scanner — heuristic code analysis

We have already talked about the launch of security service for WordPress in the previous article. Today we want to talk about the launch of heuristic analysis to detect malicious code. The very presence of malicious code can lead to a ban in search results or a warning in the search for that the sit

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Anti-Spam Filter for IP Networks

Dear customers! CleanTalk has expanded the functions of personal blacklists. We’ve just added a support in your private blacklists to block separate IP networks. This will allow you to use the service to block IP networks that use spammers. Very often spammers buy servers from hosting companies or virtual servers and use them to send a spam

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Additional factors for estimating spam activity of IP/Email addresses in Anti-Spam/Anti-Fraud API

Cloud Anti-Spam by CleanTalk in the process collects data on spam activity of IP/Email addresses. On the basis of these data, a database of spam IP/email is formed. CleanTalk provides several API methods for working with the data we have. We have recently added new parameters to the spam activity test method and launched two new

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Auto-Update for CleanTalk Security Plugin

We recently launched an auto-update for the anti-spam plugin. The experience was positive and we implemented auto-update for the security plugin as well. For the convenience of service management, the auto-update option was implemented in the Service Control Panel. CleanTalk Dashboard allows you to select several websites and update the plugin at once on all sites on

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Automating CleanTalk Anti-Spam Updates for WordPress

If you serve a couple of sites, then updating the plugins does not cause any difficulties. Difficulties appear if you serve a few dozen, or even hundreds of sites. CleanTalk Anti-spam requires frequent updates (we have to release a new version every 1-2 weeks), there are many reasons for this. WordPress, as a designer, has

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CleanTalk, the launch of WordPress security

While developing the Anti-Spam service, we often encounter other issues related to the security of websites. The most common questions were about brute force attacks. In addition to problems with the selection of passwords for the administrator account, often brute force attacks cause a high load on the server, and users receive notification from t

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5 new anti-spam plugins from CleanTalk

We continue blogging about our work and will talk about our work in it. To begin with, that will tell you about what we have done in 2017. Over the past year, we have developed several anti-spam modules for CMS, which I will describe in more detail. Why modules and not the API. First, they

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Spam attack on the CleanTalk Service

Good day! We must inform you that some days ago we have been attacked by spam on our service. Spammers used species emails xxxx@cleantalk.org to send spam comments/registrations / subscriptions. At the moment, the attack affected about 4,000 websites. This is not the first such attack on our service, just a couple of weeks ago

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How to check outbound links, why it is important?

Every business, be it a well-established one or a startup, is looking for ways to enhance and improve its online ranking. For doing so, outbound links play a vital and important role just as the inbound links. The outbound links should be controlled so as to have an effective on-site SEO strategy for the business’s

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