WPBruiser {no- Captcha anti-Spam}

Description

WPBruiser (formerly GoodBye Captcha) is an anti-spam and security plugin based on algorithms that identify spam bots without any annoying and hard to read captcha images.

WPBruiser completely eliminates spam-bot signups, spam comments, even brute force attacks, the second you install it on your WordPress website. It is completely invisible to the end-user – no need to ever fill out a Captcha or other “human-detection” field ever again – and it just works!

Unlike other anti-spam plugins, which detect spam comments and signups after the fact and move them to your spam folder, which you then have to delete – using up not only your website’s resources, but your time as well, WPBruiser prevents the bots from leaving spam in the first place. The result is that your site is not only spam free, it’s faster and more secure.

In addition, WPBruiser is completely self-contained and does not need to connect to any outside service. Your logins remain yours, 100%.

WPBruiser fights Brute Force attacks and eliminates spam-bots on comments, signup pages as well as login and password reset pages. At the click of a button, you can decide which forms to protect.

Summary of WPBruiser features

  • Standard WordPress Login form integration
  • Standard WordPress Register form integration
  • Standard WordPress Forgot Password form integration
  • Standard WordPress Comments form integration
  • Ability to set the maximum number of characters for each comment field
  • Logging with the ability to enable/disable it
  • Automatically Block IP Addresses
  • Automatically purge logs older than a certain number of days
  • Manually white-list trusted IP Address (IPV4 and IPV6)
  • Manually block/unblock IP Addresses (IPV4 and IPV6)
  • Properly detects client IP Address when using CloudFlare, Incapsula, Cloudfront, RackSpace, Sucuri CloudProxy, AWS ELB
  • Provides statistics, reports, maps and charts with all blocked spam attempts
  • No requests to external APIs
  • Can be switched to “Test Mode” – for testing
  • Compatible with WordPress Multisite – network admin interface ready
  • Compatible with cache plugins (WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache, ZenCache, WP Fastest Cache and others)
  • Invisible for end users (works in the background)
  • Does not affect page loading times

Брутфорс-протекция

  • Automatically detects Brute Force attacks
  • Ability to automatically block IP Addresses
  • Prevents User Enumeration
  • Ability to block most dangerous IP addresses involved in brute force attacks
  • Ability to block most dangerous Anonymous Proxy IP addresses including TOR Networks, TOR Nodes and TOR Exit Points
  • Ability to Completely Disable XML-RPC service – it seamlessly works with Jetpack plugin activated
  • Ability to Disable XML-RPC Pingbacks
  • Email notifications when a Brute Force Attack is detected

WPBruiser Available Extensions

WPBruiser is integrated with the most popular plugins

Contact Forms Extensions
Membership Extensions
eCommerce Extensions
Email Subscriptions Extensions

View all WPBruiser Extensions

WPBruiser is also integrated with the following plugins:

  • Postmatic (https://wordpress.org/plugins/postmatic)
    WPBruiser offers protection for the entire email commenting system

  • Epoch (https://wordpress.org/plugins/epoch)
    WPBruiser offers protection for the entire chat and commenting system

  • wpDiscuz (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpdiscuz/)
    WPBruiser offers protection for the entire commenting system

  • MailChimp for WordPress (https://wordpress.org/plugins/mailchimp-for-wp)
    WPBruiser offers protection for all forms the user will create with MailChimp

  • Ultimate Member (https://wordpress.org/plugins/ultimate-member)
    WPBruiser offers protection for Login, Registration and Reset Password forms

  • Jetpack by WordPress (https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack)
    WPBruiser offers protection for JetPack Contact Form

  • ZM Ajax Login & Register (https://wordpress.org/plugins/zm-ajax-login-register)
    WPBruiser offers protection for Login and Registration forms

  • Login With Ajax (https://wordpress.org/plugins/login-with-ajax)
    WPBruiser offers protection for Login, Registration and Lost Password forms

  • WP User Control (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-user-control)
    WPBruiser offers protection for Login, Registration and Lost Password forms

  • PlanSo Forms (https://wordpress.org/plugins/planso-forms/)
    WPBruiser offers protection for all forms

  • Theme My Login (https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-my-login)
    WPBruiser offers protection for Login, Registration and Lost Password forms

  • Seamless Donations (https://wordpress.org/plugins/seamless-donations)
    WPBruiser offers protection for the donation form

Technical support

If you notice any problems by using this plugin, please notify us and we will investigate and fix the issues. Ideally your request should contain: URL of the website (if your site is public), Php version, WordPress version and all the steps in order to replicate the issue (if you are able to reproduce it somehow)

Donate

If you find this plugin useful, please consider making a small donation. Thank you

Screenshots

  • WPBruiser - Settings
  • WPBruiser - Security
  • WPBruiser - Security - WhiteList IP Address
  • WPBruiser - Security - BlackList IP Address
  • WPBruiser - WordPress
  • WPBruiser - Tweaking WordPress
  • WPBruiser - Protect Jetpack Contact Form
  • WPBruiser - UltimateMember protection
  • WPBruiser - Other plugins integrations
  • WPBruiser - Report - Blocked Comment
  • WPBruiser - Report - Block IP Address
  • WPBruiser - Report - By Location - Distribution
  • WPBruiser - Detailed Report

Installation

Option 1

  1. Download the zip file from WordPress plugin directory,
  2. Unzip and upload all the files to the /wp-content/plugins/goodbye-captcha/ folder from your server,
  3. Activate the plugin from WordPress Dashboard

Option 2

  1. Download the zip file from WordPress plugin directory,
  2. Login into the administration panel,
  3. Go to Plugins –> Add New –> Upload,
  4. Click Choose File (Browse) and select the downloaded zip file,
  5. Activate WPBruiser plugin

Option 3

  1. Login into your WordPress site,
  2. Choose Plugins –> Add New,
  3. Search for WPBruiser,
  4. In the results page, click Install Now. (depending on your server, you might need to provide credentials for download),
  5. Activate WPBruiser

After installation, a WPBruiser menu item will appear in the Settings section. Click on this in order to view plugin’s administration page.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Option 1

  1. Download the zip file from WordPress plugin directory,
  2. Unzip and upload all the files to the /wp-content/plugins/goodbye-captcha/ folder from your server,
  3. Activate the plugin from WordPress Dashboard

Option 2

  1. Download the zip file from WordPress plugin directory,
  2. Login into the administration panel,
  3. Go to Plugins –> Add New –> Upload,
  4. Click Choose File (Browse) and select the downloaded zip file,
  5. Activate WPBruiser plugin

Option 3

  1. Login into your WordPress site,
  2. Choose Plugins –> Add New,
  3. Search for WPBruiser,
  4. In the results page, click Install Now. (depending on your server, you might need to provide credentials for download),
  5. Activate WPBruiser

After installation, a WPBruiser menu item will appear in the Settings section. Click on this in order to view plugin’s administration page.

How do I know is working?

Just switch the plugin to Test Mode and start testing it yourself. The Administrator will receive email notifications.
If something is not working as expected, a warning message will be shown.

Is WPBruiser safe?

Yes. The algorithm behind the plugin was fully tested and there is no way a spider or robot can spam your sites.

What forms can be secured by using WPBruiser WordPress plugin?

All standard WordPress forms(Login, Register, Comment and Forgot Password) can be secured by using WPBruiser plugin.

Are there any php extensions that need to be activated so this plugin could work?

No. The plugin runs 100% without activating any additional php extensions.

Does WPBruiser help me to block ip of the spammers?

Yes. Starting with WPBruiser version 1.1.0, this feature is available.

Does WPBruiser recognize IPV6 addresses and is it possible to block them?

Yes. Starting with WPBruiser version 1.1.0, IPV6 is recognized and the administrator can block it with a single click.

Why captcha is not user friendly?

Studies shown that visual CAPTCHAs take around 5-10 seconds to complete and audio CAPTCHAs take much longer (around 20-30 seconds) to hear and solve.

Reviews

Terrific plugin with attentive support!

Before I installed this, I was getting massive amounts of comment spam, not to mention plenty of bot traffic. Now, excessive bad login/validation attempts result in automated IP blacklisting.

Do yourself a favor and install this now!

GREAT!

Excellent robust plugin that does a great job of keeping spam and brute force attacks down. A must have plugin!

Awesome Plugin

We were slammed with spam, and after installing this plugin with the contact form 7 extension we are back on track. Excellent customer support too, we got an immediate response to our questions on false positives. Highly recommended!

So easy to use, so powerful!

Just installed this product as my Mailchimp integration was getting slammed by bots! Instant success and so easy to install (I’m a newbie to WordPress)! The fact the author took time out to answer one of my queries in the support forum, makes the selection of 5 stars all the easier. Thank you to the author, do are doing a great job for the WordPress community.

Excellent plugin

This plugin alerts me whenever an admin logs in, protects all forms form bots and password guessing, including login and comments, and gives statistics of all suspicious activity. Very configurable. Very nice. Can’t live (safely) without it.

WPBruiser is excellent

We’ve used WPBruiser on our multisite for quite a while now and it has been great.

  • Works well with other anti-spam and security plugins
  • No noticeable performance impact
  • Blocks a lot of spam for us, and gives us spammer IPs we can block
  • Accurate: Very few comments are marked as spam incorrectly – 2 in the last 6 months
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Contributors & Developers

“WPBruiser {no- Captcha anti-Spam}” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

3.1.11

  • Fixed the PHP notice issue reported by @devonostendorf[https://wordpress.org/support/topic/php-notice-wpdbprepare-was-called-incorrectly-generated-in-wp-core-v4-8-3/]

3.1.9

3.1.6

Improvements
* Added integration with Ultra Community Membership plugin

Fixes
– A plugin vulnerability reported by Wordfence team

3.1.4

Fixes
– PHP7 warnings

Improvements
– Refreshed Country IPs
– Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
– Refreshed Proxy IPs

3.1.3

Improvements
– Prevent oEmbed and WP Rest API user enumeration.

3.1.1

Fixes
– Compatibility with MailChimp for WP version 4.0.4 and up.

3.1

Fixes

  • Compatibility with MailChimp for WP version 4.0.6 and up
  • Compatibility with WordPress MU Domain Mapping plugin
  • Fixed Password reset protection for WooCommerce
  • Refreshed Country IPs

3.0.15

Improvements

  • Compatibility with Avada theme
  • Refreshed Country IPs
  • Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
  • Refreshed Proxy IPs

3.0.14

Fixes

  • Fixed the issue when protection for WooCommerce registration form was conflicting with protection for Standard WordPress registration

3.0.12

  • Refreshed Country IPs
  • Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
  • Refreshed Proxy IPs

Improvements

  • Improved loading speed
  • Improved detection algorithm

3.0.11

Improvements
– Improved proxy detection feature

3.0.10

  • Refreshed Country IPs
  • Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
  • Refreshed Proxy IPs

Additions

  • Ability to register trusted proxy headers
  • Email Notification when a user with Admin Capabilities has signed in

New Premium Extensions

3.0.9

Fixing repository issues

3.0.7

  • Refreshed Country IPs
  • Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
  • Refreshed Proxy IPs

3.0.6

Fixed corrupted files from WordPress Repository

3.0.5

3.0.4

Fixes
– W3TC refresh cache notice – reported by Todd and roxchou
– bbPress menu disappear when WPBruiser is active – reported by N3k0

Additions
– Integration with wpDiscuz
WooCommerce Extension

3.0.3

Fixes
– Compatibility with Query Monitor plugin
– Block Web Attackers IPs and Block Anonymous Proxy IPs options are getting deactivated
– Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
– Refreshed Proxy IPs

3.0.2

  • Removed jQuery dependency
  • Added protection for Ultimate Member Modal Login
  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.5 for Max Comments Fields Length
  • Refreshed Country IPs
  • Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
  • Refreshed Proxy IPs

3.0.1

Improvements

  • Ability to set up the Fields Maximum Length for each comment form field
  • Added Extensions page
  • Added languages folder to support translations
  • Added a new filter wpbruiser-scripts-in-head – to explicitly render WPBruiser’s script in head or footer

3.0

  • Added IPv4 to country lookup

Introducing premium extensions

2.2.2

  • Removed the MaxMind GeoIP Databases due to the licensing terms violation

2.2.1

  • Fixed MySql error reported by WHSajid

2.2.0

  • Fixed issue when WPBruiser blocks post requests from some Amazon proxy servers
  • Fixed blocked content extra slashes
  • Improved Brute Force attacks detection
  • Refreshed dangerous IPs lists

2.1.0

  • Now GoodByeCaptcha is WPBruiser
  • Fixed Disable Trackbacks/Pingbacks issue reported by sixer
  • Added compatibility with WP Deferred JavaScripts plugin
  • Fixed warning notice reported by Sucuri

2.0.1

Fixes
– Compatibility with Login With Ajax plugin
– Compatibility with Google Apps Login plugin
– Compatibility with WP-Rocket plugin
– Compatibility with Autoptimize plugin
– Compatibility with Theme My Login plugin

2.0

Additions
– New admin interface
– Network admin interface
– Brute-Force protection
– White-list IPs
– Black-list IPs
– WordPress tweaks