Are you seeing a massive increase in comment spam recently? Akismet, the spam filtering plugin for WordPress, has been the savior of bloggers since its release. However, it seems like the spammers have figured a way around the plugin. I’ve seen the number of comment spam that gets by the filter increase from one a week to a dozen a day.
Luckily, the cure is easy. If you are having a problem with comment spam, simply upgrade your version of Akismet. I’m now on version 2.0.2 and the comment spam is gone to the bad place it belongs.