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80legs spider overloading sites

Friday, January 13th, 2012

The last hours we have noticed in several websites we manage an increased number of sessions. The first investigation show that there were no human visitors but rather bots / spider / crawlers since these sessions didn’t load tracking code of monitoring tools (Google Analytics, SiteMeter, statcounter, etc). So, even with more than 300 sessions on the CMS the Google analytics real time users were just 20 or 30..

The next step was to find the originator of these extra sessions. There were many different IP addresses, most of them originated at Russia but also from Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and similar countries. Looking at the log files of the web servers having these hits the common signature was the user agent record saying 008/0.83. The full log entry in all cases, in all different source IPs was:
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; 008/0.83; http://www.80legs.com/webcrawler.html) Gecko/2008032620

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Cheetah, chimp star of 1930’s Tarzan movies dies at age of 80

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Αυτή η μαϊμού θα μας θάψει όλους!Cheetah, the chimpanzee that purportedly appeared in Tarzan movies in the early 1930s, has died of kidney failure at the age of 80, WTSP TV reports.

The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Fla., says the community “has lost a dear friend and family member” with the death of Cheetah on Dec. 24.

Sanctuary outreach director Debbie Cobb tells The Tampa Tribune that the chimp was outgoing, loved finger-painting and liked to see people laugh.

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List of banned words for 2012 includes ‘man cave,’ ‘baby bump,’ ‘occupy’

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Michigan’s Lake Superior State University is featuring those phrases in its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. The 2012 list, released Friday, was compiled by the university from nominations submitted from across the globe.

Before passing comment on someone’s “baby bump,” take a pregnant pause. Likewise, give up promoting “shared sacrifice.” And if you’re tempted to proclaim your desire to “win the future,” you’ve lost it here in the present.

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Twilight hysteria forbidden: Summit entertainment shuts down Saga fansite

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Not everything promoting the saga is Twilight-approved. E! News confirms that Summit Entertainment has filed a lawsuit against Twilight.com‘s head honcho, Tom Markson, for illegally using the movie’s trademark to lure visitors into believing it is an official site and making profit.

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The mayor is ..sexy – doing it in public!

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Ilse Uyttersprot, the mayoresse of the Belgian town of Aalst was “caught doing it” out in public while on a holiday…

Belgian Mayor Ilse Uyttersprot was filmed while having sex with her partner in the tower of Olite Royal Palace, Navarra.

A tourist, who also visited the site, took images with her camera and saw a couple having sex in a tower and recorded the scene. The incident occurred four years ago but the video came to light recently and unleashed a scandal.

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