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Spam registrations are getting through, despite the captcha enabled (3 posts)

  1. totalweb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have SI CAPTCHA installed and enabled on registrations. However, I get quite a few spam registrations (pretty obvious that they are not real interested people). Is there anything additional that I can do to block bot registrations?

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

  2. mikeotgaar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've also seen an increase in spammers getting past CAPTCHAs - and not only this one - also getting it on sites using other WordPress CAPTCHA plugins as well as Drupal sites.
    I have caught several spammers using online CAPTCHA bypass software and managed to block these with .htaccess deny from IP rules.

  3. totalweb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I thought that too. So, you think it's just those "captcha bypass" cases? Nothing I can really adjust in the plugin, right? One thing I thought about is to test the site if there are any holes in the way this captcha is configured. For example, I was thinking about the implementation of this plugin - whether it's hooked to the registration script itself, meaning it doesn't matter if a particular form has captcha or not, it would still require it. From what I know, spammers these days don't use the actual interface of the website - they submit directly into the wordpress system. Do you know if there is any easy way to test that?

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