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HashCash not working in the background

Post by Hans-Dieter » Sun May 09, 2021 6:32 pm

Per Yngve Berg wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:19 pm
I use this now. It does not need any keys from Google or are visible on the site.

https://extensions.joomla.org/extension/hashcash/

You should also disable the "Send Copy to Me" option.
Hi Per

just installed this plugin on the last Joomla but I must have something missing as it is not working "in the background". It shows up even.

I think I did configure it correctly, but..... see the attachemnts.
What did I wrong or do I miss ?
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Re: SPAM attack targeted to contact component

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Sun May 09, 2021 7:46 pm

Hash-cash is not shown on the form. You can see the hidden field when doing view source code.
The Captcha in red should not been there either.

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Re: SPAM attack targeted to contact component

Post by Hans-Dieter » Sun May 09, 2021 9:20 pm

It should not be shown, that is what I understood and was surprised to see this.

In the source code (attached) the hidden field "hash_captcha" is shown in addition to the captcha note.

That form is the "build in" contact form. The only thing I did before installing and activating hash_captcha was to activate the build-in "invisible reCaptcha" as I thought this would be it. That showed up on the form (wondering) and gave a note about missing keys. At that time I realized it was not the correct one. Disabled it and installed hash_captcha and activated it with the settings (screenshots from before).

Could that be a kind of "left over" from the previous activated "invisible reCaptcha" ?

Other users using hash_captcha ? Any problems with it on Joomla 3.9.26 ?
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Re: HashCash not working in the background

Post by toivo » Mon May 10, 2021 12:13 am

You reported in another topic that the JED link points to version 1.0 of HashCash. Version 1.6.6 is available from the developer's website: https://www.richeyweb.com/joomla-extens ... ash-plugin.

An email about the issue with the JED link was sent to the developer from the contact form of his website.
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Re: HashCash not working in the background

Post by Hans-Dieter » Thu May 13, 2021 7:56 pm

after installing version 1.6.6 all is working as expected.


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