[3.1][3.2][RC] Obscure Registration Code (SPAM stopper)

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Re: [3.1][3.2][RC] Obscure Registration Code (SPAM stopper)

Post by HiFiKabin » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:25 pm

david63 wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:34 am
HiFiKabin wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:43 am
No idea how to do it right now
... but Mr Google does :D
:P I know, and its on my "to do" list.

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Re: [3.1][3.2][RC] Obscure Registration Code (SPAM stopper)

Post by martti » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:10 am

david63 wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:31 am
Have you considered generating a "random" div id each time the page is loaded?
Maybe those people of XRumer are so much focused on complicated stuff they get confused or overlook when you throw the answer in plain text in their face. But I won't rely on that kind of strategy.
At the moment the code is still surrounded by some very specific static content. So it's easy to match and to be quite sure that it is a registration key provided by this extension.

Try in the console on the demo board

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$.trim($('div.copyright div').text().match(/\u26bf\u2003\w*\u2003/)).split('\u2003')[1];
The code is even twice present in specific static content. Here the result from inside the <script> tag

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$('div.copyright script').text().match(/'\w*'\n\t\tvar nbs = '\\u2003'/)[0].split('\'')[1];

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Re: [3.1][3.2][RC] Obscure Registration Code (SPAM stopper)

Post by martti » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:52 am

To illustrate the above:

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Re: [3.1][3.2][RC] Obscure Registration Code (SPAM stopper)

Post by Mick » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:30 pm

I understand the arguments on both sides and I’m not getting in to that.

I’ve had this installed on my live test board since it’s inception and made no changes at all to codes since. I havn’t had a sniff of a bot attempt since. I thought at one time it was blocking registration altogether as it was so quiet botwise so I reverted to a Q&A with a reasonably easy maths question. It took the bots exactly eleven minutes to start their nonsense. I can only say it appears to do exactly what it says on the tin.
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