Wordpress Lightning talk: What not to do with WordPress

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A brief (5 minute presentation) I gave at the Sydney WordPress meetup on why using standard CAPTCHAs are offloading your security activities onto your users.

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  • Wordpress Lightning talk: What not to do with WordPress

    1. 1. what NOT to do with WordPress Joe Ortenzi @wheelyweb typingthevoid.com
    2. 2. you start with good stuff • excellent writing • great pictures • cool concepts
    3. 3. your awesome theme
    4. 4. write great stuffCurabitur blandit tempus porttitor. Aenean eu leo quam. Pellentesque ornaresem lacinia quam venenatis vestibulum. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,consectetur adipiscing elit. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscingelit. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Donec ullamcorpernulla non metus auctor fringilla.Integer posuere erat a ante venenatis dapibus posuere velit aliquet. Cras mattisconsectetur purus sit amet fermentum. Integer posuere erat a ante venenatisdapibus posuere velit aliquet. Integer posuere erat a ante venenatis dapibusposuere velit aliquet.Praesent commodo cursus magna, vel scelerisque nisl consectetur et. Duismollis, est non commodo luctus, nisi erat porttitor ligula, eget lacinia odio semnec elit. Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Nulla vitae elitlibero, a pharetra augue.
    5. 5. add great features
    6. 6. ask people to comment
    7. 7. p*ss them off
    8. 8. CAPTCHA• Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart• or CAPTTTCHA
    9. 9. ‘bots vs humans
    10. 10. well, its harder than that
    11. 11. whazzat?
    12. 12. omg** (recording of unintelligible voice synthesis reading out a large number of texts simultaneously when pressing sound icon)
    13. 13. WTF?you used a CAPTCHA because:• you want to avoid registrations from ‘bots• you want to prevent comment spam• you wan to maintain some security• you want to annoy your visitors
    14. 14. there are alternatives• text based• hidden fields• timing the form
    15. 15. text based• The last letter in “unrolled” is?• 4 plus two is what?• Which of 3, twenty-nine, 70, 46 or 65 is the lowest?• I have two, you have 2. How many is that?
    16. 16. timing the form
    17. 17. hiding the field
    18. 18. being kind
    19. 19. Joe Ortenzi @wheelywebtypingthevoid.com

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