Setting up online forms

DotCom-Productions Logo Located on Vancouver Island B.C.       

Over 13 Years SEO Experience
Website Design based on SEO Friendly Open Source
Content Management Systems (CMS)
 Marketing  - Hosting -Training

Live Support
using Instant Messenger

SEO - Over 16,960,114,840 pages beaten
this year and still counting

Old Site -   Catalog » Security » Setting up online forms

Make Account | Cart Contents  |  Checkout | 
Services
box
SEO
SEO Insider's Club
For Start-Ups
Website Rebuild
Support Services
CRE Buttons
B2Evolution Install
Nucleus Blog Install
box
Articles
box
New Techno Babble Articles
All Techno Babble Articles
PC Tips
Security
Building Your Website
Affiliate Sales
SEO
Internet Marketing
box
Pages
box
About Us
Company Information
My Blog
Latest Projects
Portfolio
SEO Report
box
Information
box
Terms and Conditions
Privacy
Contact Us
box
Who's Online
box
There currently are 2 guests online.
box
Setting up online forms by Reg Charie

A Techno babble Article by Reg Charie

Setting up online forms on your websites.

 

An article that came to my attention today started out saying:
 

The Storm worm botnet has grown so massive and far-reaching that it easily overpowers the world's top supercomputers.

Sergeant said researchers at MessageLabs see about 2 million different computers in the botnet sending out spam on any given day, and he adds that he estimates the botnet generally is operating at about 10% of capacity. "We've seen spikes where the owner is experimenting with something and those spikes are usually five to 10 times what we normally see," he said, noting he suspects the botnet could be as large as 50 million computers. "That means they can turn on the taps whenever they want to."

 

What does this have to do with setting up forms on a website?

 

Most sites are hacked by "bots" or robots that scour the web searching out unprotected web forms.
These bots attempt to enter a malicious script into one of the form fields and if successful, the website can be compromised.

 

They can do this if the forms are not protected with a "captcha" security field.
A CAPTCHA is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether the user is human. "CAPTCHA" is an acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart".

 

One script that I have found under the GPL License (open source - free) is at http://www.puremango.co.uk/cm_php_captcha_script_113.php
The owner of this site has also listed a number of other scripts that can be hacked, and should be avoided.
http://www.puremango.co.uk/cm_breaking_captcha_115.php

 

Hope this helps keep your sites secure.

 

 

 

 

This article was published on Friday 19 June, 2009.
Current Reviews: 0Write Review
Tell a friend
box
Tell a friend about this article:  
box

fingrzz - The new multitasking tool.

Highly Recommended


CRELoaded CMS

CRE Loaded PCI B2B 6.4
Information

Discount
Hosting



Shopping Cart
box
0 items
box
Your Account
box
Your Email Address
Your Password
box
Recommended
box
Success Blognet
box
Articles by Author
box
Reg Charie
box


 

 


Copyright © DotCom-Productions and Reg Charie
Articles and Images may be used with a link back to this site.
Hosted by Zero Grief Hosting
Using Version DCP/RBC-58

  eXTReMe Tracker