Flash forms solution to spam?

  • BooGiE_MaN
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi

Does anyone know if spam-bots can attack flash forms?
Would be a much better solution than using Captcha.
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They haven't attacked mine in nearly 4 years.
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Flash forms generally don't get attacked because there's not enough of them using a generic format to justify writing a bot to exploit.

When bots are hitting forms, most of the time it's because there's 1,000s of other sites using the same form, or because there's 1,000s of users on the site using the form and the potential audience is worth taking the time to reverse engineer a single use of the form.

"Flash forms solution to spam" is wishfull thinking, if someone were to release a generic Flash form for the purpose of thwarting spam & alot of people started using it on their sites, you can bet there would be bots exploiting it in no time.

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