Google Invisible reCaptcha WordPress plugin is another one piece of WordPress Security Suite by ThreatPress. We launched ThreatPress Security plugin for WordPress a few months ago. Now we have released Google Invisible reCaptcha plugin just to make sure that we will have all necessary security tools for the time of WordPress Security Suite release. Currently, we do not want to publicise all the information about the WordPress Security Suite, but we can say that there are ongoing development and testing works. More details are coming soon, stay tuned. And now let’s get back to the Google Invisible reCaptcha plugin.
Google Invisible reCaptcha
As you may know, Google offers free service called reCAPTCHA based on the CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) concept. Turing test is a way to distinguish whether you’re dealing with the man or machine.
Such testing makes it possible to protect websites from the malicious activity of automated systems like spam bots or brute force password guessing bots. Unprotected comment, registration or login forms could be endangered by uncontrolled actions performed by specially crafted scripts. If malicious software can’t solve the test, it won’t be able to take further steps like fake user registration, publishing of spam comments and more.
Google reCAPTCHA service provides several versions of CAPTCHA tests. Older versions used input forms to enter text presented in the visually scrambled image. Later Google introduced “I’m not a robot”. All these versions required human interaction like toggling a tick field or entering a text. But now with the latest version of Google reCAPTCHA, there is no need for any interaction from the user side.
Invisible reCAPTCHA stays invisible as long as it can’t see any signs that user acts like a machine. The system is based on several complex algorithms for tracking user behaviour and other parameters. If the system suspects that a user could be a machine, it will pop up the form with several images to test the user with Turing test. Otherwise, you will not even notice that you have passed the reCAPTCHA check.
WordPress protection with Google Invisible reCAPTCHA plugin
Google Invisible reCAPTCHA plugin for WordPress gives the opportunity to control all compatible forms. Our plugin offers protection for several forms like WordPress registration, login, comment forms. Also, it is entirely compatible with WooCommerce and can protect the registration, login, rating forms as well. So basically this plugin eliminates the password picking and brute-forcing, it ensures that spam bots won’t be able to pass the test and if they do it will require a lot of effort and time.
What benefits does it give you? Well, it significantly reduces the chance that your website will be hacked by employing a password guessing bots. Your work of creating a site with a good SEO rank is safer if your comment forms protected from spambots. You can forget the fake ratings on your WooCommerce store and finally, you can be sure that all new registered users are registered by real human users, not by machine. As you can see this tiny plugin offers some serious protection and we would like to invite you to try it. It’s free! Protect your WordPress website or WooCommerce store now.