Sweet Captcha: Solve this little puzzle, spambot!

If you've had it with comment spam, you're not alone. A couple of years ago I recommended a particular WordPress plugin that did its job silently - until its creator ended all support and actually downgraded its features, to promote a better, but paid version. When trying to determine whether a … [Read more...]

I’m getting too old for this: The letter captcha rant

There are probably several billion reasons to use a captcha on a form; as many as the amount of spam one is in danger of receiving. The "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart" works well when the characters are straightforward letters or numbers that must be … [Read more...]