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Beta to be released before end of week!
 

NEW: No HTML warning, XHTML compliant
NEW:  GPL v3 The FSF Compliance Lab has published A Quick Guide to GPLv3, a developer-friendly article explaining the new features and benefits of GPLv3. Be sure to check it out.
NEW: full translation now possible of static pages about.html, developer.html and troubles.html
NEW: migration to Joomla! 1.5 API, security, database factory, logging, installer -> reduction of code
NEW: unique language files following Joomla! 1.5 convention (ini files)
NEW: utf8 support
NEW: no PHP warning in logs

Architectural changes
NEW: a system plugin (to install separately) for generating captcha in any 3rd party component using events trigger

NEW: MVC model for the public component part. Now all request creating images are going through the component controller for:

  • improved security
  • having access to Joomla! framework (no more session or database issues)

Developer can now request to use a particular captcha plugin:

This request give you the captcha defined in the administrator panel configuration of SecurityImages

http://localhost/prod2/index.php?option=com_securityimages&task=displaycaptcha

While this request, let you specify the plugin and version

http://localhost/prod2/index.php?option=com_securityimages&task=displayCaptchaByPlugin&plugin=hncaptcha&version=1.0

To check what the user has entered:

$return = false;  
$securityImagesJoomlaContactUserTry = JRequest::getVar('securityImagesJoomlaContactUserTry', false, '', 'CMD');  
$mainframe->triggerEvent('
onSecurityImagesCheck', array($securityImagesJoomlaContactUserTry &$return));

If return is true, then the user / bots has solved the captcha correctly.

Attention: SecurityImages is still WAY to intrusive toward Joomla! as core file has to be changed in order to use captcha.

Moreover Joomla! 1.5 use now a kind of hashcash protection to avoid request forgeries (a crypto encrypted time/server dependent magic value in form)

Insert in any HTML form with JHTML::_( 'form.token' )
check in your controller with JRequest::checkToken() or die( 'Invalid Token' );

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