[TYPO3-typo3org] buzz.typo3.org: Posting form allows HTML tags

Dmitry Dulepov dmitry at typo3.org
Tue Jan 23 10:22:26 CET 2007

Dmitry Dulepov wrote:
> Hi!
> Thomas Hempel wrote:
>>> Do you have a patched ve_guestbook for download? :)
>> Unfortunately not but all I changed is the template which can be 
>> downloaded here now:
>> http://www.typo3-unleashed.net/singleentry.html?&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=612&tx_ttnews[backPid]=24&cHash=b0c4d70035 

I still got spam posted... If action field is empty (or even 
about:blank), spam just goes to current page, which is exactly what 
spammers need to do...

So I changed tx_veguestbook_pi1[submitted] to empty value and set this 
value to 1 in the script, when timeout finishes. Even that did not help, 
I still got fresh portion of spam here:

It seems like this is either a very clever robot or that spammer uses 
browser to simulate correct behaviour.

I do not want to use captcha and now think about other solutions. One is 
simple computational expression for submitter, another is much more 
sophisticated: integrating SpamAssassin to check for spam. This looks 
better: comment will be posted but hidden and approval message can be 
sent to site owner, like in wordpress. The only problem is that it 
requires changes (hook) in ve_guestbook. I already started working on 
this second thing...

Dmitry Dulepov

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