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Solved How to foil form-jacking Bots/Trawlers?

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by JiminSA, Mar 23, 2018.

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  1. JiminSA

    JiminSA Thread Starter

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    I wonder if anyone can improve on my approach to stopping non-human form submission? (i.e. form-jackers)
    Submit the form, but don't send emails. Return to form and ask user to submit a second time, by way of verification. Only send email upon receipt of second submission.
    I do not think that many, if any of the form-jacking scripts could handle this.
    Please, your thoughts and constructive criticism are welcome ;)
     
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  3. 737Simpilot

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    Sounds like you need a captcha. What kind of website is this? Is it PHP-driven?
     
  4. JiminSA

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    This is to replace Captcha (which Spambots can circumvent) and yes it is PHP driven. The point is that the mailing script is only executed if the verification pass was executed. (indicator is set).
    Bots can go to the action= script directly, thus avoiding the Captcha, but the script will only be executed if the first verification pass was made (i.e. if a SESSION variable was set by the first pass)
     
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  5. 737Simpilot

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    Check out CIDRAM and NinjaFirewall which offers a free version.
     
  6. JiminSA

    JiminSA Thread Starter

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    Nice headsup for WordPress users(y) But I don't use it. Besides, I'm not looking for an alternative, rather I'm suggesting that this methodology is an alternative.
    But thank you muchly for your input;)
     
  7. JiminSA

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    More opinion oriented replies are welcome, even though I have marked the thread solved ...
     
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