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fake registrations

Post by guardiano » Tue May 31, 2022 6:33 am

Hello,
I have a Joomla website that uses virtumart.
Yesterday the website starts receiving massive registration fake accounts.
I activated and configured the "recaptcha v2 invisible" plugin, but it did not initially activate.
In the recaptcha settings I have set the safest mode.
I was forced to make some changes to the virtuemart registration form file.
Now it seems to work, but I keep getting fake registrations.
As you see attached picture, human verification is displayed immediately, but if I click out of recaptcha box, it disappear. Is it normal?
Can anyone help me understand recaptcha is working or what if I did something wrong?
I cloned the website on: https://test.eyenet.it/index.php/il-mio ... /edit.html


I thank everyone for any possible help.
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Re: fake registrations

Post by guardiano » Tue May 31, 2022 6:39 am

Hello,
if it helps, I am attaching a screenshot of the plugin screen I am using.

Joomla 3.10.9 - Virtuemart 3.6.8

Thank you.
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Re: fake registrations

Post by gws » Tue May 31, 2022 6:43 am

I gave up with captcha and use HashCash plugin with very good results. https://www.richeyweb.com/joomla-extens ... ash-plugin

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Re: fake registrations

Post by guardiano » Tue May 31, 2022 7:41 am

gws wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 6:43 am
I gave up with captcha and use HashCash plugin with very good results. https://www.richeyweb.com/joomla-extens ... ash-plugin
Hello GWS,
I tried, but the fake registrations keep coming :-(

thank you.

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Re: fake registrations

Post by guardiano » Tue May 31, 2022 7:45 am

jaydeep1010 wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 6:47 am
I believe that while registering with VirtueMart, you should also enable email or phone number verification to prevent fake registrations. You can also refer to this link for one of the plugins for verification at the registration time :- https://extensions.joomla.org/extension ... or-joomla/

You can use more options like 2 Factor Authentication extension at login time.
Hello jaydeep1010,
thanks for the tip, but first I would like to try to fix it with recaptcha.

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Re: fake registrations

Post by guardiano » Tue May 31, 2022 8:25 am

Hello,
I found that if I comment this "button", the fake registrations stop.

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	<?php if($this->userDetails->user_is_vendor){ ?>
    <div class="buttonBar-right">
		<!-- <button class="button" type="submit" onclick="javascript:return myValidator(userForm, true);" ><?php //echo $this->button_lbl ?></button> -->
	&nbsp;
		<button class="button reset" type="reset" onclick="window.location.href='<?php echo JRoute::_('index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=user&task=cancel', FALSE); ?>'" ><?php echo vmText::_('COM_VIRTUEMART_CANCEL'); ?></button>
	</div>
    <?php } ?>
    
This button is used to save your personal data when the user decides to change them (name, address, city, etc.).
Could there be a problem in the "myValidator ()" function?

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Re: fake registrations

Post by guardiano » Tue May 31, 2022 8:43 am

I was wrong ... this time instead of a few seconds, it took at least 15min and the recordings started again

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Re: fake registrations

Post by guardiano » Tue May 31, 2022 11:31 am

Hello,
I finally decided to activate recaptcha v2 "I'm not a robot".
At the moment I haven't received fake registrations yet.
I hope I have solved the problem.
I'll let you know later, thank you all.

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Re: fake registrations [SOLVED]

Post by guardiano » Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:09 pm

Hello,
a day passed without any other problems.
I can report the topic as resolved.
Thanks everyone for the help.

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Re: fake registrations

Post by Giusy76 » Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:17 pm

I'm also having problems with mass fake registrations .... thanks for letting me know this function...


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