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Preventing Bots/Spammers from submitting bogus data through website

Question asked by DrewTenenholz on Jul 3, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 4, 2012 by Mike_Mitchell

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One of my clients has started noticing a pretty large number of bogus 'memberships' being created in their database through their web page. Membership itself is free, and run through a PHP page that uses CWP to submit the information to the database.


The bogus records are probably coming from web-bots and give results like: first name=wqmuyjoz, last name=wqmuyjoz,, city=New York, country=Cook Islands. Ideally, I'd like to block the submission of this bogus data before it ever gets into the database, since that just makes work for a human to go through and delete the records and whatever progeny they create.


What methods have you used to combat this unwanted activity on your sites?



Drew Tenenholz