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Sven Fuchs

Add a honeypot spam filter

Reported by Sven Fuchs | March 10th, 2009 @ 10:42 PM

I still have tremendous success catching spam on my own mephisto-based blog with a brain-dead honeypot technique


This basically relies on the fact that most bots fill in formfields even if they're hidden through CSS and then submit the form. So my plugin transparently swaps the comment author name (or email?) field with a fake field. If the bot fills in the field named autor[email] it gets kicked. A regular user would never fill it in. Instead he will only fill in the supplemental form field which then will be used.

So I think we should port this and add it to the default spam filters in adva_spam

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<p>Cutting edge cms, blog, wiki, forum ... plattform.</p>

<p>Find the code on <a href="http://github.com/svenfuchs/adva_cms/tree/master">GitHub: adva cms</a></p>

<p>Part of the business application framework <a href="http://www.advabest.org/">adva best</a>.</p>

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