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Mambo com_akocomment antispam patch

Mambo com_akocomment antispam patch

Comments are welcomed!
Here we go….
I’ve patched the component Ako comment of Arthur Konze with a hashcash technology….:
A new form hidden field:

  • with a random name (Hname),
  • with a random MD5 value (Hvalue),

is now send to the user.

If the user want to submit a comment, a browser has to:

  • Locate the random hidden field name (Hname) with javascript: (function replace())
  • Rehash with a javascript  MD5 the hidden field value (Hvalue) (and this is time consuming for spammer 🙂 )

and send everything to server.

If the spammer do not follow the challenge, the comment wont be accepted!

required: com_log4php  and com_hashcash library
The  zip file in download sections  contains the components and the mambot! decompress first before installing both.
All credit to Arthur Konze for his wonderful component.

About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.