Aug 27, 2008 by Marissa Berger
If your website has an unprotected contact form, sign-up form or guestbook, you are asking for trouble. Websites large and small, old and new, popular and rarely visited, all are at risk. You need to protect the data your clients provide!
What is the problem?
Internet robots (aka “bots”) find web forms and maliciously interfere with them. Bots can send thousands of spam emails through otherwise respectable web forms. Bots can also fill in the forms, signing up for e-mails, and even ordering the services and products you offer. Some bots use virus-laden attachments to get into forms to steal users’ passwords …