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

John Menerick john at cellspinsoft.com
Sun Nov 4 19:22:19 CET 2007

I'm not sure where you got the idea of having a graphic-only CAPTCHA.
I saw no mention of this.

As for alternatives to graphic CAPTCHAs, there are far more simpler
ways of doing the tests such as simple math, "4 plus 2 is "  or other
such reverse turing tests.

John Menerick

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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