Closed Bug 453652 Opened 13 years ago Closed 13 years ago

improve captcha to reduce spam


(Infrastructure & Operations Graveyard :: WebOps: Other, task)

Windows Vista
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(Not tracked)



(Reporter: wsmwk, Assigned: justdave)



(1 file, 1 obsolete file)

minimally, 10-15% of recent postings in is spam, based on a 3 day sample

note also, "send feedback" button is enabled when user has not provided the captcha data. could probable be required, even though the captcha is checked server-side
fwiw  looks to be more like 30% check based on additional checking however looks to be fairly clean, est. <1% junk also looks to be close to zero.
Attached patch Patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
This patch does the following:

- Adds ReCAPTCHA captcha. Currently, it's only checked if the fields are actually submitted, which makes it very easy to bypass. This is so we don't need to have a flag day updating all the forms which submit through Hendrix. Once we've updated them all to include the client-side CAPTCHA code, we can tighten the check.

- Makes the captcha a required field.

- Removes an unused error.

- Updates for Shiretoko (rather than Gran Paradiso)

- A few wording tweaks to the front page and success page, including a typo fix (reresolves bug 453613)

- Adds a note to each message telling people how to respond to it (bug 453619)

- Allows the default product to be passed in on the URL.

Attached patch Patch v.2Splinter Review
Oops, missed out index.cgi.

Attachment #337037 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Over to website push...

Bug 453816 filed as follow-up to update Hendrix access points.

Assignee: gerv → server-ops
Component: Hendrix → Server Operations: Web Content Push
Product: Webtools →
QA Contact: hendrix → mrz
Version: Trunk → other
time to remove mozilla suite from the selection list?
(In reply to comment #5)
> time to remove mozilla suite from the selection list?

Probably, it's been EOLed for about 3 years or so now, though I guess removing that might be an additional bug. BTW, is there a list of where reports for what product go?
Wayne: please file another bug about that.

Server Ops: any chance of a cvs update here? Should take about 30 seconds, and correct that embarrassing front page typo.


Assignee: server-ops → justdave
Closed: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Component: Server Operations: Web Operations → WebOps: Other
Product: → Infrastructure & Operations
Product: Infrastructure & Operations → Infrastructure & Operations Graveyard
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