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SOLVED: WordPress 2.5 and the annoying captcha to read

Hi all,

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now but every so often a captcha will pop up when you’re reading my blog. This appears to be a feature of WordPress 2.5 which I haven’t been able to disable yet. If anyone knows how to disable it, please let me know as the captcha is very annoying.

I’ve asked this on the WordPress.org forums as well: WordPress 2.5 and the annoying captcha

UPDATE: Looks like the culprit was http://crazyeddie.info/dealer/dealer.js in the footer.php file of the GlossyBlue 1.4 theme

The official download site http://www.ndesign-studio.com/resources/wp-themes/glossyblue/ doesn’t have this code. I did download it last week… hmmm

Otto42 over on the WordPress.org forums identified the script as:

It’s a captcha defeating system. It’s not checking if you’re human or not, it’s sending the results back to crazyeddie.info to let the thing bypass the captcha from some other site!

I just went through all the files and verified that the only java script files that are being pulled are official ones.  Kudos to Otto42!

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