[tor-bugs] #16072 [Service - trac]: Stop using reCaptcha on all your services

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Sat Feb 27 20:41:10 UTC 2016

#16072: Stop using reCaptcha on all your services
 Reporter:  cypherpunks     |          Owner:
     Type:  defect          |         Status:  new
 Priority:  High            |      Milestone:
Component:  Service - trac  |        Version:
 Severity:  Major           |     Resolution:
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Changes (by cypherpunks):

 * priority:  Medium => High
 * severity:   => Major


 Captchas should be self-hosted. Or, at least, not hosted by an effing
 PRISM provider!

 STR: Post a comment containing a blacklisted word, such as busin3ss.

 Result: Trac decides you're a spammer and serves you a Google captcha.

 Raising priority/severity to try and get some attention.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/16072#comment:2>
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