Thanks to Todd for alerting me that a low life spammer was exploiting Feed2JS to redirect feed links to their product site. It was clever, coy, and annoying all in one package.
Specifically affected, are Feed2JS installed at:
* http://feed2js.org/ (which is DOA, someone please rap the knuckles of my former Maricopa colleagues, and ask them to check the darn XServe, hello?)
If any of these are your sites, you may want to get an updated version of Feed2JS. I’ve made a quick code adjustment that disables the script insertions this spammer used, and is now available from the primary Feed2JS site at http://feed2js.org/index.php?s=download, or email me and I can send the one line of code that is updated.
It’s sad and pathetic that these sub human life forms waste my time picking up their cockroach poop piles. I did notice that the site the spammer redirects to uses Google Analytics, and I have forwarded full documentation to Google in the hopes their page rank and use of Google technology is flushed down the sewer.
I am rather sickened that this code I launched in the name of sharing is used for selfish pursuits, and also regret I have not had enough time to tend to its upkeep…. and worse that a lot of pages are still hanging on to the old Maricopa site which is out of commission.
The post "Spam Redirection Embedded in Feeds" was originally cracked open and scrambled from a rotten egg at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2006/08/spam-redirection-embedded-in-feeds/) on August 30, 2006.