Using the native EE captcha and the typical required fields for a contact form. The same goes for comments. The spam has never been this bad before. Has anyone had any luck with questions like “What is 5 times 5?”
Some still gets through, but it does a decent job, especially for free. Akismet does a really good job (it’s what Wordpress uses, so it has a huge sampling to learn from) but it’s not free for anything other than personal sites.
Captcha hasn’t really done anything other than annoy users so we’ve removed it from the contact form without a noticeable increase of spam.
Starting to experience hundreds of spam comments daily, out of nowhere, before last week it was maybe 1 or 2 cases a month. Now Everytime I remove them, there’s twice as many after reload. The takeover has begun!! help!!!!!! Please!
Anyone else experiencing this lately. It almost seems as if the bot has the EE captcha figured out.
I’m receiving spam around 5pm CST everyday through comments. Spam consists mostly of designer handbags.
IP blacklist doesn’t seem to do any help since it’s always dynamic and never consistent. Was wondering if anyone else had this issue?
We have most of the data from the ‘handbag spammer’ and actually his registration data is reasonably consistent. You might get some relief by downloading the Project Cerberus monthly blacklist from the site (you’ll need to be a member).
We’re running Guardian on one of the sites he was hitting over and over again and he’s not got through recently. Promising results.
I have several ee sites with forums, but comments disabled. They are all infested with a spammer that changes their IP, fills in the username and first and last name fields with the same name. They also fill out and “Interests” field with intelligible information some of the time.
I have implemented captcha and snaptcha on all the sites and this one goes right through, though others are caught. Also installed the VZ/HoneyPot, but this spammer gets through.
Does anybody have experience with this particular spammer or one like it?
We haven’t noticed a particular spike here, but this is a rather limited sample To get you the most feedback from the community at large, I’m going to move this into the General Discussion forum.
Just to get a sense for where you’re at, what measures are you taking to prevent spam in addition to CAPTCHA?
Please I need urgent help from you. I have done I can to fight spam on my client’s website site. The harder I try the more the spam registrations come. It has increased drastically and it is becoming frustrating. I have implemented EE captcha but failed to stop it. i have implemented ‘low-spam with Akismet and TypePad , but to no success. I get about 50 - 100 spam registration per day. I have changed the profile trigger word, changed so many setting on the backend. I have adopted most of the recommendations on this forum but somehow, not getting it to stop the spam registration. My client uses EE 1.X but thinking of upgrading to version 2.X. Do you think this will put a stop to the spam?. What else could you recommend I try. My head is aching!
Add me to the list of spam victims and a sudden surge of spammy registrations. Did some research and it seems CAPTCHA has been busted by some readily available image recognition software - Google “de captcha” for further information.
I know there are a lot of add-on solutions, but, given the rise of spam in general, it would be nice to have something more robust as part of the EE core.