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Project Honey Pot Spam Trap

Automatically scatters invisible links to Project Honey Pot spam traps throughout your wordpress blog to help catch and stop spammers.

This plugin automatically scatters invisible links to Project Honey Pot spam traps throughout your wordpress blog to help catch and stop spammers.

Project Honey Pot is the first and only distributed system for identifying spammers and the spambots they use to scrape addresses from your website. Using the Project Honey Pot system you can install addresses that are custom-tagged to the time and IP address of a visitor to your site. If one of these addresses begins receiving email Project Honey Pot not only can tell that the messages are spam, but also the exact moment when the address was harvested and the IP address that gathered it.

Install this plugin to help contribute to the project and catch spammers by hiding links to honey pots (spam traps) in your blog. The links are never visible to human visitors, but the spambots and crawlers follow them straight into the traps.

Note: this plugin will not directly prevent spam on your site, but will help prevent spam for everyone by helping to catch the spammers.

If you also want to use the Project Honey Pot API to detect and block spammers from your site, try the http:BL plugin.

Author Andrew Ensley
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Tags anti-spam, crawler, embed, harvester, httpbl, link, links, plugin, project honey pot, projecthoneypot, random, security, spam, spambot, url
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    The options page

Follow these instructions to install the plugin.

  1. Install a honey pot on your site or get a quick link
  2. Unzip the files from the download file
  3. Upload the entire project-honey-pot folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  5. Go to the Project Honey Pot options page and enter at least one honey pot URL
  6. Enjoy knowing that you are helping to make the world a better place

1.0.1

  • Fixed upgrade bug that caused saved settings to be overwritten.
  • Fixed incorrect link on settings page.
  • Gave images and links that weren't explicitly hidden margin and padding of 0.
  • Gave this plugin's hooks last priority, which should hopefully ensure they are the last hooks to process content.

1.0.0

  • Initial release

None yet

Features

  • Outputs randomly generated invisible links to honey pots in order to catch spambots
  • Specify a locally installed honey pot, a quick link to someone else's honey pot, or both
  • Check if the current visitor is listed in Project Honey Pot's HTTP:BlackList
  • Output links to all visitors or just those listed in the HTTP:BL
  • Fully customize each location in which links are inserted

License

This plugin is released under the GPLv3 license and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law. I make no guarantee this plugin will work for you.

Support

For support, please visit the plugin page

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Version 1.0.1

Requires WordPress version: 2.8 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.1.4

Last Updated 25 Mar 2011

Date Added: 12 Sep 2009

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