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Don't use Sweetcaptcha on your blogs

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by fatboy, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. fatboy

    fatboy Elite Member

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    Not sure if this is old news or not but if you are using sweetcaptcha on Wordpress then I suggest you get rid of it. They are now injecting ads into your blogs.

    Had a dig about and it looks like they have started this in the last few months - to be honest I only knew about it when I checked something on my own blog and up came an advert!

    Had a look at their website and it looks like this has been added to their terms and conditions:

    "5.2 You acknowledge that within the sweetCAPTCHA service and/or sweetCAPTCHA API, There might be included 3rd party content which will be displayed for the purpose of user interaction. This content might include but will not be limited to ads, banners, links, search engine input fields and etc."

    So not only are they asking you for a donation, they are also spamming their links through your site.

    Anyway, thats all I have and like I said, may be old news in here :)

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  2. BionicMarketing

    BionicMarketing Junior Member

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    I know that this post is not recent but the problems continue as today i read something that sweetcaptcha was "injecting" malicious pop up ads... So if you´re using sweetcaptcha, remove it as fast as you can
     
  3. SEO INC

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    Thanks for the information. I used sweetcaptcha for a while but I got rid of it a few weeks ago, looks like I did the right thing. It's sad that services like this are trying to rip customers off.