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[MODDB]Better Captcha

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:41 am
by Paul
This mod add a new, better captcha. Please note that this mod REQUIRES ths GD extension is loaded in PHP. If not, the old captcha will be displayed!

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## MOD Title: Better captcha
## MOD Author: paul999 < webmaster@paulscripts.nl > (paul sohier) http://www.paulscripts.nl
## MOD Description: This mod add a better captcha to phpbb.
## MOD Version: 1.0.1
##
## Installation Level: Easy
## Installation Time: 3 minutes
## Files To Edit: profile.php
## Included Files: root/includes/*.*
## License: http://opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.php GNU General Public License v2
## Generator: MOD Studio [ ModTemplateTools 1.0.2288.38406 ]
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## For security purposes, please check: http://www.phpbb.com/mods/
## for the latest version of this MOD. Although MODs are checked
## before being allowed in the MODs Database there is no guarantee
## that there are no security problems within the MOD. No support
## will be given for MODs not found within the MODs Database which
## can be found at http://www.phpbb.com/mods/
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## Author Notes:
## Please note that this mod requires the GD extension loaded. If this isn't loaded, the normal captcha will be displayed.
## This mod has some .ttf files included. These are released under the GPL, and can be downloaded at internet. You can self add more fonts.
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## MOD History:
##
## 2006-04-14 - Version 0.0.1
## -First beta.
##
## 2006-04-16 - Version 1.0.0
## -Submitted to moddb.
##
## 2006-11-18 - Version 1.0.1
## -Fix for php < 4.2.0
## -Small change for submitting
## -Added new fonts from phpBB3
##
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## Before Adding This MOD To Your Forum, You Should Back Up All Files Related To This MOD
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Release thread: http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=473222

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:55 am
by christhatsme
which captcha does it use?

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:57 am
by Paul
It is self written by the webmaster of mastercode.nl, and modified by me.
Screen:
Image

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:11 am
by christhatsme
maybe a bit more font difference? different colors, thats good, (do they switch around each time or is the 1st digit always green etc?)

font stays similar alway through, that could be improved on..

but still i would say its better than phpbb one.

also, does the background change? like the background letters move around?

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:14 am
by Paul
There are 6 fonts included, background color is changes, main letters are switching of position, background letters are also moving. And the colors are also every load changing bij a pageload :)

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:26 am
by christhatsme
i quite like it :) Its not going to be very machine readable, which normally means it won't be very human readable, but it is :!: unlike the hotmail one... lol

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:42 am
by Paul
Demo can be found here: http://phpbb.paulscripts.nl/profile.php ... greed=true

And, sometimes it isn't readable good, but the most cases it is readable well.

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:44 am
by christhatsme
doesn't really work, as you refresh the page 3 times and it blocks you :roll:

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:46 am
by Paul
Thats true, and is a default thing in phpbb :)

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:58 am
by christhatsme
indeed.

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:29 am
by igorw
Can't be read by this :)

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:31 am
by Paul
Logic. This is self written, and they can ONLY deface big captcha. Captchas that not use really much, they don't try to deface ;)

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:12 pm
by Elias
May i ask a question: wats is a captcha?

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:19 pm
by christhatsme
a machine generated image, desgned to be hard to read to machines, but easy for humans.

Its visual confirmation.

Many big ones can be read by machine, phpbb is 98% cracked, this one is 0% cracked, well for now.

Not working

Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 4:49 am
by doneng
Not working for me on PhpBB 2.0.20. Have the GT extension active. I get the confirmation box and it changes colors, but no text or anything else in the box.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Don