[Baypiggies] hey guys, I think we've been hacked

Charles Merriam charles.merriam at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 17:20:09 CET 2007

An effective, an not annoying captcha is to have a special, required
entry field.   The label should say something along the lines of "type
BAYPIGGIES, all upper case, in this box."

Graphical CAPTCHAs have generally been broken.  The easiest way out of
this arms race is to ask a non-standard question.

Have a great day!


On 11/4/07, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 04, 2007, tpc247 at gmail.com wrote:
> >
> > Someone has been using the new Plone site to register numerous accounts on
> > the BayPIGgies host and creating images that redirect users to site selling
> > pharmaceuticals.  I'm not sure what to do, but I think an alert and perhaps
> > installation of CAPTCHA software is in order.
> I'm opposed to CAPTCHA, it breaks text-only browsing.  There are plenty
> of other options, including requiring the submission of a working email
> address and using a text password that's buried in instructions for
> creating an account.
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