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Securityimages 4.0.0 release enhanced Security

 Securityimages 4.0.0 release "enhanced Security "

This version is now running with:

  • PHP.ini safe mode ON
  • Joomla RG Global Emulation O 
  • PHP.ini register global = Off

Bugs solved:
artf4021: php safe mode & com_securityimages
artf1411: Save setting button changes if config.securiyimages.php is not writable
artf4989: register_globals Off patch
artf3206: com_contact
artf2777: No text displayed in security Image  

API  changes
Will work only with new release of akcomment, akobook, etc…

securityimages < 4.0.0
in PHP <form>

<?php include ($mosConfig_absolute_path.’/administrator/components/com_securityimages/client.php’); ?>
<?php echo insertSecurityImage("security_refid"); ?>
<?php echo getSecurityImageText("security_try"); ?>
<?php echo getSecurityImageTextHeader(); ?> 
<?php echo getSecurityImageTextHelp(); ?>
<?php echo getSecurityImageField("security_try"); ?> 

The code above insert the image, and the text,
You page normally submit information to the server for processing.
Most of the time, the last 2 lines are inserted in a <form>

in PHP code checking the <form>

include ($mosConfig_absolute_path.’/administrator/components/com_securityimages/server.php’);

$checkSecurity = checkSecurityImage($security_refid, $security_try);

if $checkSecurity = true //then the user has entered the right text.

securityimages >= 4.0.0Introducing a captcha hidden field visibility name
in PHP <form>include($mosConfig_absolute_path.’/administrator/components/com_securityimages/client.php’);
$packageName = ‘securityimage_newpass’;
 echo "<tr><td>".getSecurityImageTextHeader()." *</td><td>".insertSecurityImage($packageName).
in PHP code checking the <form>$securityimage_newpass_refid     = mosGetParam( $_POST, securityimage_newpass_refid’, ” );
$securityimage_newpass_try     = mosGetParam( $_POST, 
securityimage_newpass_try’, ” );
$securityimage_newpass_reload     = mosGetParam( $_POST, ‘
securityimage_newpass_reload’, ” );         
include_once ($mosConfig_absolute_path.’/administrator/components/com_securityimages/server.php’);
$checkSecurity &= checkSecurityImage($securityimage_newpass_refid, $securityimage_newpass_try, $securityimage_newpass_reload);

HNCAPTCHA: now color background is fully configurable

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.