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plugin is being bypassed (6 posts)

  1. josh101
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My site is being heavily attacked by spam! They can bypass the registrar page. Although the system caches them and marks them as spam they still keep coming. Just marking is only half the job.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/si-captcha-for-wordpress/

  2. Mike Challis
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. josh101
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I got an idea.
    Problem: Bots are joining sites aka spam accounts.

    Idea: My idea for an anti spam plugin is a field random value system.

    Concept: On your Registrar page you have fields each field has a value/field id that tells the site what the value/field id is but spam bots know what it is so they tell a bot what field means what and what to put in these fields. If we can some how use a system to show to the bot that the field is different the bot will then be stuck. The key is to always be different on every page load. So 4A25426RD could equal the name field but on the next load it could be OYZO4646M that equals name.A plus could be a way each site could make its own random sequence(a way to decide the next code)

  4. Mike Challis
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Wouldn't the CAPTCHA stop bots?

  5. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    josh101, most of the "bots" that you see bypassing the CAPTCHA are actually humans. Believe it or not, there are real people out there being paid to bypass CAPTCHA and post spam just like bots. It's a pathetic industry.

  6. josh101
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    All its doing is marking them spammers. I do have a plugin that let me log in as them. They cant do anything and for the most part user only see them through some plugins. My problem is having to delete them. some people say the only way to beat them is after they join. So maybe if we have a system that can auto delete them after they join could work? At least it can detect them. Maybe on the member list you can have the background turn red on spammer accounts?

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