I too have been seeing an increase in blog spam at some of our sister sites, especially those using Wordpress. Akismet, an anti-trackback spam group, is confirming the case in their own stats too. It looks to me that the spammers have declared a new war on many fronts. My theory, there are a lot of lonely servers on the University campus in the United States that are just sitting there now that the students have gone home for the summer.
This could be interesting for those that work with MS Word...the 2007 version will have blogging capability. It will be intesting to see how well Word will be compatible with third-party CMS applications.
osCommerce recommended a few months ago that osCommerce users update to the latest version, osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 2 051112 Update. The update "addresses security related issues and bug reports that exist in the released version". The changes are minimal and are not expected to break compatibility with contributions (third-party plugins). Additional information:
While we are a little unclear as to the terms and license of the software, it is free software. This application is well worth the look for those interested in installing a Wiki on their server.
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The folks at Joomla.org continue to point out the success they have had since leaving the confines of the Mambo Content Management System (CMS). While we are glad to see their numbers are up, we believe that Joomla isn't alone in seeing those numbers climb. Just yesterday the folks at Drupal.org was making the same claim during their release of Drupal 4.7.
Early this Monday morning Drupal 4.7 was released. Since then, about every Drupal blog from Belgium (where Drupal founder Dries is from) to South Dakota in the United States (where CMS Report is based) has talked about the release. Here at CMSReport.com we've been testing Drupal 4.7 since Beta 1 and have been very pleased to see it through a mature released. The following "press release" was posted at Drupal.org :
The following was submitted on our sister site, Like that Idea on December 21, 2005.