Oct 222013
 
 Posted by on UTC 2013.10.22Tue at 18:54 this site's spam NQBNJQ  Add comments

MTZCDS:

  1. MTZCDW:  On our site, as far as new user registrations go, instead of the usual of ~1 every week  or so, starting 2013.09.23 we’ve been getting 61 (or twice that)!
    1. MTZCQF:  Searching our gmail inbox for “New User Registration” gives quote:
      More   1–20 of about 130
      WordPress (30) Inbox   [1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™] New User Registration – New user registration on your site 1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™: Username: OlgaWirtzyhuo   12:48 am
      WordPress (61) Inbox   [1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™] New User Registration – New user registration on your site 1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™: Username: MargoDeffell E   4:38 pm
      WordPress (61) Inbox   [1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™] New User Registration – New user registration on your site 1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™: Username: FideliaLph E-mail   Sep 29
      WordPress (61) Inbox   [1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™] New User Registration – New user registration on your site 1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™: Username: TomokoLwxizvkf   Sep 29
      WordPress (61) Inbox   [1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™] New User Registration – New user registration on your site 1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™: Username: InesGuillen E-   Sep 28
      WordPress (61) Inbox   [1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™] New User Registration – New user registration on your site 1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™: Username: Alana6489n E-mail   Sep 28
      WordPress (61) Inbox   [1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™] New User Registration – New user registration on your site 1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™: Username: KeeleyWCVdiwf   Sep 27
      WordPress (61) Inbox   [1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™] New User Registration – New user registration on your site 1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™: Username: GNZReynaldo E-   Sep 26
      WordPress (61) Inbox   [1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™] New User Registration – New user registration on your site 1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™: Username: WesleyBradberry   Sep 25
      WordPress (61) Inbox   [1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™] New User Registration – New user registration on your site 1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™: Username: FGSDarellxhqp   Sep 25
      WordPress (61) Inbox   [1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™] New User Registration – New user registration on your site 1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™: Username: VickeyFollmer   Sep 24
      WordPress (61) Inbox   [1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™] New User Registration – New user registration on your site 1.JotHere.com version 0.51 –Got a thought? Jot it Here!™: Username: CeliaIKQMlo E-   Sep 23
  2. MTZCQT:  Since no such dramatic changes (plus an even number of reg per day), these are almost certainly spam registrations.  And while our WordPress prevents them from making even comments without verification, this is still clogging up the user lists with fake people. So we want to cut these.
  3. MTZCTI:  Did a Google Search(WordPress registration OR register spam); found some articles interesting, as http://wordpress.org/support/topic/user-registration-spam but the last post led  to >=$60 for a plugin (doing and doing other stuff we don’t need) and an earlier post which seemed good but was to an article a year ago and recommending http://wordpress.org/plugins/sabre/ which was free but only focused on reg (not unreg comment) and seemed dated to what I found next:
  4. MTZCXQ:  Obvious search point http://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/anti-spam led to several options; and after looking at about 4 I found a killer:
  5. MTZD2S:  http://wordpress.org/plugins/are-you-a-human/
    1. MTZD3L:  These CAPTCHAs
      1. MTZD45:  are not just seeming effective while still being tolerable, but are actually rather fun,  fun enough I found myself repeating them for more!
      2. MTZD6C:  They’re brilliant (unlike any other I’ve seen) in that that the incorporate ads, and rather effectively http://areyouahuman.com/advertisers/ -so making not us (sadly) but the providers deserved money.
      3. MTZD91:  The have the drawback that when I showed them to an 80 yr old lady, she didn’t like the coordination required and wasn’t good at it, so would prefer the usual types, but could still do it;  I imagine her sentiment would be rare.
      4. MTZDC9:  A serious drawback, but only for the visually or coordination impaired (a seeming very rare case): the handicap option I found impossible to make work after about 5 attempts: I transcribed all the numbers I thought I heard, but got no response.
    2. MTZE30:  To get what others are saying especially, did http://google.com/search?q=areyouahuman
      1. MTZE3G:  Most significantly, found http://spamtech.co.uk/software/bots/cracking-the-areyouhuman-captcha/ with an open-source bot which does crack it, but only for 1 game.  Still this signifies one will have to still check periodically if the bots have caught up.
    3. MTZDG6:  I now add this plugin.
      1. MTZDKO:   do http://2.loverules.info/wp-admin/plugin-install.php?tab=search&s=are+you+human&plugin-search-input=Search+Plugins
      2. MTZE7L:  Get 1st quote(
        Fun, Free CAPTCHA Game – Are You a Human

        1.4.6

        ) -click Install

      3. MTZE9G:  click “Activate Plugin
    4. MTZEBO:  Configure plugin:
      1. MTZECA:  Click “Settings
      2. MTZEEM:  On q( Registration Form Lost Password Form Comment Form) -all options were off; turned on.
      3. MTZEGP:  Had q( Yes) off; left as is.
      4. MTZEK4:  There are more potential settings but they look more complex, so click “Update Settings”
      5. MTZEN2:  Test at http://2.loverules.info/wp-login.php?action=register but get where CAPTCHA should go quote(Unable to load the Are You a Human PlayThru™. Please contact the site owner to report the problem.)
      6. MU10KQ:  After that, every admin page of our site is warning q(
        You’ve enabled the Are You a Human plugin, but some of your keys appear to be missing.

        Enter Keys »))

      7. MU10M9:  After that, that leads to http://portal.areyouahuman.com/signup/basic
        1. MU10MY:  after that, that leads to “Site Platform” list of quote:

          WordPress
          Drupal
          phpBB
          IP.Board
          vBulletin
          PHP
          Perl
          Ruby
          Python
          .Net
          Java
          Node.js
          CakePHP
          Clojure
          myBB
          WYSIWYG Web Builder 8
          Joomla!
          XenForo
          concrete5
          FluxBB
          MediaWiki
          Not Listed

          You can change this later too!

          1. MU10OX:  after that, look into this list for interesting platforms
          2. MU10PJ:  concrete5
            1. MU10PV:  Looks most innovative of the list; look into it ~40min
            2. MU10PV:  Do say http://www.google.com/trends/explore?q=Concrete5%2CWordPress#q=Concrete5%2C%20Clojure%2C%20Node.Js%2C%20XenForo&cmpt=q
            3. MU10SS:  Concrete5 looks significantly simpler & cleaner than WP to set up, but probably not more powerful and considerably more expensive.
            4. MU10UM:  Threaded discussions might use same tool to compose (ideal) but require a $55 discussion model (not impossible).
            5. MU10WG:  Does not seem enough innovations to switch; rather continue developing WP replacement.
        2. MU10XJ:  Site URL: http://1.JotHere.com
        3. MU10YV:  Site Platform: WordPress
        4. MU10ZF:  Your name: Anytime Innovator
        5. MU110M:  Your email: <a new one, to be only used here, recorded in email address source under this id/>
        6. MU12VJ:  Password: (password MU12VJ)
        7. MU132L:  Says “By clicking the button below, you agree to the Terms of Service.”
          1. MU133Z:  Per it saying “save a local copy of the Terms of Services”, archive to MU133Z(_HTML_Chrome).htm
          2. MU14QF:  Briefly read the terms:
            1. MU14R1:  long & rather redundant & could use shorting including for clarity;
            2. MU14RR:  also feel a bit hypocritical: requiring quite a bit (including more with all the repetitions) of the recipient but holding the writer with no responsibilities -a tad feeling like the creator is a bit paranoid.
            3. MU14SY:  feeling a bit offensive & concerning it saying that site owners don’t develop automation to defeat CATCHPA’s when the real concern is everyone else, and indeed if the CATPHA’s methods are solid, then such threats should not be necessary and the maker should rather say “Go ahead and try” (as is done by solid encryption, where one DOESN’T need to hide the algorithms).
            4. MU14TD:  The Privacy Policy guidance is nice but seems better handled, as ” that you share certain non-personally identifiable information with third parties ..” and “that you collect personally identifiable information that your website’s end users have voluntarily disclosed in response to an advertisement..” seem not quite correct & misleading: rather we include “AreYouAHuman.com” JavaScript & frames within our site and THEY collect whatever they collect, according to their policies.
            5. MU152U:  some other portions of the TOS sound fine.
        8. MU153N:  click “Create my Account”
        9. MU156T:  It goes to http://portal.areyouahuman.com/signup/get_info with alert “Sorry, you did not successfully complete the PlayThru. Please try submitting the form again.” and showing the same form –but there seems to be no PlayThru (if meaning a CATCHPA) displayed.
        10. pause several days
        11. MV3LWJ:  I notice every page “Leave a reply” (example), right after “Submit comment” button, has pink “Unable to load the Are You a Human PlayThru™. Please contact the site owner to report the problem.” and clicking the button fails to submit but instead gives /wp-comments-post.php saying just “We could not verify that you are a human. Press your browser’s back button and try again.” so making comment post impossible!
          1. MV3M1J:  So for now do Plugins’s “Are You A Human<br/>Settings | Deactivate | Edit” and get “Plugin deactivated.”
          2. MV3M6A:  Verified now a comment which couldnt could now be submitted.