[cc-devel] [ cctools-Feature Requests-1647307 ] ccHost's captcha sucks

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Feature Requests item #1647307, was opened at 2007-01-29 09:27
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>Category: ccHost
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>Status: Open
Priority: 3
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Submitted By: Asheesh Laroia (paulproteus)
Assigned to: Asheesh Laroia (paulproteus)
Summary: ccHost's captcha sucks

Initial Comment:
It generates CAPTCHAs as lots of references to images whose number value can be deduced easily.  This is insecure.

If it were up to me, I'd use the same code that MediaWiki uses in its FancyCaptcha extension.  That involves running Python and having a True Type font.  If you don't want to go that route, I'm sure there are pure-PHP solutions that automate better CAPTCHAs, too.

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>Comment By: Jon Phillips (kidproto)
Date: 2008-01-03 06:31

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Moved it to feature request...re-opened...

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Comment By: Victor Stone (fourstones)
Date: 2008-01-02 17:04

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Closing this 'bug' as it is really a feature request. There is nothing in
ccHost (from v1 on) that prevents someone from writing or hooking in a more
acceptable captcha.

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Comment By: Jon Phillips (kidproto)
Date: 2007-02-27 18:18

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paulproteus...why don't you fix it :) You called it, looks like you get to
fix it ;)

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Comment By: Victor Stone (fourstones)
Date: 2007-01-29 23:32

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that's true and we've thought a lot about this but it's been a low
priority. There are however severe throttles in place for emailing other
users and uploading, etc. If that's not enough for you because of sensitive
data on the site the work around (for now) would be to run on a secure
site.

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