Hey bloggers: are you getting hammered by trackback spam at a rate that exceeds what we've unfortunately come to accept as "normal?"
I typically get one or two a week in a month, but starting about ten days ago, I find myself getting five or six each day. I have Typepad set to automatically hold all trackbacks for approval, so they're not making it through onto the live site, but it's increasingly annoying. It seems like a big pile of zombie computers just got woken up, or something.
This is also a public service reminder to everyone in the world: Did you know that putting your machine behind a simple router can make it virtually invisible to the bad idiots on the Internets? Responsible computer owners keep their machines behind firewalls and run spyware and adware removal software regularly. Yes, even those of us who run Macs and Linux.