Hacking Blog Comments

Sorry folks. I’ve shut down my comments for a while. I’ll open them up again when I think the problem is solved. My comments were hacked and I received over 1000 comments in less than 2 days. So I shut down comments, but that didn’t stop them all. Apparently they can get in directly through the comments program. I turned on the Akismet plugin and that appears to have solved the problem. I’ll wait a few days and then allow comments again.

For those of you who want to protect yourselves from the same problem, here is a link to directions on how to set it up on WordPress.org: http://codex.wordpress.org/Akismet