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by zaphodb777
Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

I actually removed my own mod from my forums, so the CAPTCHA you see on http://www.spambotsecurity.com/forum is now is the default one that ships with with phpBB. The only thing between me and the spammers now is ZB Block, still very effective. The one on the phpBB2 site back at http://zaphodb777.dy...
by zaphodb777
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

I am sorry to report, due to a lack of interest, and an inherent unusability with LCD monitors, the backscatter mod for phpbb3 (the beginning stages of CASPER) are no longer supported. I am also sorry to report, that due to my work with ZB Block (my php site protection/anti-spam wrapper) taking all ...
by zaphodb777
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

Well, yet another couple months has gone by, anyone using backscatter/casper been spammed yet?

Zap :)

P.S. Could use some testimonials over at my forums, if any of ya feel like it. :)
by zaphodb777
Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

Voice recognition is why. They have allready had to fuzz the audio captures to the point only a careful ear can hear them.

Zap. :|
by zaphodb777
Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

onehundredandtwo wrote:In fact, each time I read your CAPTCHA I'm finding it easier to read.
Cool... Neural training, something non-neural nets can't EVEN hope to do. As I said, this "effect" is dependent on a biological brain.

Zap :)
by zaphodb777
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

Actually, that sounded real snooty of me, sorry. Yes, I agree, CAPTCHAs are evil, but, sadly, a neccessary evil. My theory is, that version 3 of this captcha would be impossible for a non-human to decode, it may be a bit tough for humans, but someone who didn't want to solve it, probably didn't want...
by zaphodb777
Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

Yes, and once you can teach a computer to see Illusions this may be a problem.

BTW, I am using the hardest version right now. all 3 versions are visible on http://www.spambotsecurity.com/casper.php . Perhaps I will downgrade for awhile.

Zap.

Edit: Just moved back to version 1.
by zaphodb777
Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

0 Spambots. Human registrants seem to come through. No human spammers though. Craig's board seems to have quite a few humans go through it. The nice thing about phpBB CAPTCHA for most folks is a one time thing, unless they flub their password 3 times on my board. My mod just makes the captcha TOUGH ...
by zaphodb777
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

It's fun, in a evil sort of way, watching bots beat their head against this. Just musing and realizing their CPUs are heating up, and power meters pulling the full ~125 watts a hungry cpu needs... and knowing while they are frying themselves trying hundreds of different methods of OCR, for each pres...
by zaphodb777
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

As promised, I have put demos of all 3 variants of backscatter for phpBB3 on the C.A.S.P.E.R. page, with a conceptual preview of CASPER itself.

Here it is... http://www.spambotsecurity.com/casper.php

Zap :)
by zaphodb777
Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

BTW, the one you see in the demo now is the hardest of 3 to see, but also the hardest of the 3 versions to crack. All 3 versions are in the .7z now, and if you want to try the weakest, and easiest one, go ahead. It will still be good till they actually put a graphics pre-processor on the front end o...
by zaphodb777
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

I made a "tire patch" version of the non-GD CAPTCHA, that while harder on the eyes, requires more processing to get the plaintext out. Will continue working on either an applet (Which I think now has some security flaws as keying the cipher would be hard to do in such a way the local user couldn't s...
by zaphodb777
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

Edited for admission...

You are right, I re-read, and you hit the nail on the head.

Now, I need to do some changing for sure.

Switching off registration as soon as I begin to see spam.

Working on a new process for this.

Zap. :?
by zaphodb777
Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

Okay, been another week, any stats folks?

(Dying to know!)

Zap :)
by zaphodb777
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: [Beta] CASPER - phpBB3 Drop-in CAPTCHA mod.

S.Y.N.A.P.S.E. wrote:I think that is a no-no, winds of change implie new things... not a back-port of sort. IMHO.
Okay, am I the only one who misses what he is saying?

I honestly can't see how effectiveness equates to a no-no.

Zap :?

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