CB Antispam released with great protection tools

9 years 1 month ago #226875 by Josh Lewis
Replied by Josh Lewis on topic CB Antispam released with great protection tools
It's not a big deal, but say if the question was what is the name of this site? Rather than forcing the user to type "Community Builder" they could type "communitybuilder" and little things like that if multi answers were added.

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9 years 1 month ago #226882 by krileon

It's not a big deal, but say if the question was what is the name of this site? Rather than forcing the user to type "Community Builder" they could type "communitybuilder" and little things like that if multi answers were added.

I suggest keeping the answers simple and specific. There's no multi-answer support at this time, sorry.

Ok, everyone; I've just released 1.1.0 of CB AntiSpam. I've made a few upgrades as follows.

First and foremost there is now a Whitelist feature which you can find in backend. When someone is Whitelisted (User, IP, Email, Domain) they are "immune" to all blocking features, but Logs and Attempts will still be tracked for them.

Next I've implemented Attempts tracking for failed Captcha attempts. You can then see if XYZ has failed captcha 20 times, etc.. There is also an Auto Block feature to go along with the attempts tracking. This will allow auto denying captchas, blocking IP, etc.. if the user fails captcha say 20 times in a row.

There is now a timeframe parameter for duplicate registration blocking so a registration a year ago doesn't count against someone. Note this can be whatever you like (e.g. 1 month, 2 years, etc..).

Registration attempts tracking is now fixed so it properly will track failed registration attempts. It also won't track failed registration attempts 3 times at once; now does so 1 time as it should.

All captcha color parameters are fixed. So you can use 0,0,0 or whatever you like now. There is also now a Preview captcha shown in backend so you can see what to expect on frontend. Captcha image output is now done with zero compression for better clarify. You can also change the captcha image format to jpeg, png, or gif as desired. Captcha codes and questions usage now properly supports UTF8.

I believe that covers 1.1.0 feature list. There's a couple other internal changes, but nothing worth noting (minor bug and performance adjustments).


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9 years 1 month ago #226886 by researchware
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krileon wrote:

researchware wrote: I'm trying to replace CB Captcha with CB AntiSPAM. Running under Joomla 1.5.26, PHP 5.2.17, CB 1.9, and AntiSPAM 1.0. Using Internal (Code) or Internal (Question), the Captcha will not render (the alt test is displayed). Using Firebug I can see the image tag as:
<img id="antispam_captchaImage" style="height: 40px; width: 382px;" alt="Captcha" src=" www.researchware.com/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=pluginclass&plugin=cbantispam&action=captcha&func=image&id=antispam_captcha&format=raw ">

Firebug report that the image will not load. Entering the image source URL in new tab produces a JPG image that says:
The image " www.researchware.com/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=pluginclass&plugin=cbantispam&action=captcha&func=image&id=antispam_captcha&format=raw " cannot be displayed because it contains errors.

I looked for any information on minimum version(s) of image/php libraries, but could not find anything on the web site. Any thoughts?

Means you likely have a fatal error present. It uses an internal Joomla link to output the image. If you've an error present internally in Joomla then it's going to fail to output the image to the header. Enable debug mode and maximum error reporting then navigate to the captcha URL directly and see if any errors are present. If not review your server error log to see if any errors occurred. The tools checker in backend checks that you meet the requirements (GD2 and TrueType). You can also use reCaptcha if you can't resolve your errors.


I've turned System Debug on and see no errors. You can see the appropriate database calls for the CB registration age field and for AntiSPAM (i.e.
SELECT *

FROM `jos_comprofiler_plugin`

WHERE `element` = 'cbantispam'
). Pulling the captcha image URL and loading in its own tab produces no debug data. I check the server logs and there is nothing. The Tools tab of the AnitSPAM plugin shows:
Errors - No errors were found.
Warnings - No warnings were found.
Info - No info was found.

I guess I'll need to stick with my CB Captcha plugin on our Joomla 1.5.x site.

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9 years 1 month ago #226889 by dotcom22

First and foremost there is now a Whitelist feature which you can find in backend. When someone is Whitelisted (User, IP, Email, Domain) they are "immune" to all blocking features, but Logs and Attempts will still be tracked for them.


This is great, however I suggest for a next release to allow us to set one or more specific usergroup and/or CBsubs plan to be also immune for blocking. This will avoid the hassle to must set one by one all trusted users.

I use Joomla 3.3.6 - CB 2.0.4 - CBSubs 4 - Several Incubator plugins

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9 years 1 month ago - 9 years 1 month ago #226901 by krileon

researchware wrote: I've turned System Debug on and see no errors. You can see the appropriate database calls for the CB registration age field and for AntiSPAM (i.e.
SELECT *

FROM `jos_comprofiler_plugin`

WHERE `element` = 'cbantispam'
). Pulling the captcha image URL and loading in its own tab produces no debug data. I check the server logs and there is nothing. The Tools tab of the AnitSPAM plugin shows:
Errors - No errors were found.
Warnings - No warnings were found.
Info - No info was found.

I guess I'll need to stick with my CB Captcha plugin on our Joomla 1.5.x site.

Please upgrade to latest release then PM me backend super administrator login credentials and will take a look.

dotcom22 wrote: This is great, however I suggest for a next release to allow us to set one or more specific usergroup and/or CBsubs plan to be also immune for blocking. This will avoid the hassle to must set one by one all trusted users.

Currently no plans for this, you shouldn't be whitelisting mass amounts of users. You should only whitelist a select few trusted users that are having troubles. Ideally your auto blocks should be setup to be relaxed and only trigger when abused (defaults should be fine).


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9 years 1 month ago #226982 by gsimonds
This plugin is great.
I want to use all the blocking features except Captcha.

How do you turn off Captcha but leave everything else turned on?

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