Greetings Bay Area Drupalers,
The evolution of the old static web to the new interactive web 2.0 world has brought tons of new possibilities and excitement to the internet. It has also opened the door to the plague that is blog spam. Drupal has been one of the engines driving this evolution of the web, and it is a major target for spammers, botnets, and unscrupulous SEO merchants. So, this month, lets talk about Drupal and spam. What are the bad guys looking for, what are the attacks, and what you can do to keep your beautiful new website from filling up with ads for off-brand Viagra and organic colon cleanses.
I will give a short presentation of the anti-spam features in Drupal core, the major anti-spam Drupal modules, and my experiences chasing spammers off of badcamp.net. Then we can move into round-table mode, and share war stories and, hopefully, solutions.
Lunch will be provided by CITRIS
See you all there,
BDUG is the Berkeley Drupal Users Group. This group is open to everyone in the area who is interested in learning, teaching or networking about Drupal. We meet monthly on the UC Berkeley campus.
When: Once a month, over lunchtime, on the 4th Thursday of the month.
Where: 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building (290 HMMB), on the UC Berkeley Campus
Parking can be a challenge around campus. The closest area to look is around Hearst & Euclid. Also, Hearst Mining is about a 15 minute walk from the downtown Berkeley BART station.