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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2020, @09:21AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2020, @09:21AM (#959089)

    Lack of user-agent is very common with spam bots. If you have ever administered a website based on standard frameworks (drupal, wordpress) then you know what I am talking about. Consequently, a lot of anti-spam addins block requests that don't have user-agent. I do it on my wordpress website myself, using https://wordpress.org/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/ [wordpress.org] .

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2020, @09:25AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2020, @09:25AM (#959475)

    don't the spam bots just get taught to lie?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19 2020, @09:50PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19 2020, @09:50PM (#960025)

      Depends on the spam bot. Most of the big ones do or are configured to add one. The problem is the people who use them. They either don't add one, set it to blank, or they send the default. As you may have been able to tell from the quality of spam postings, they aren't always the sharpest tools in the shed.