The ECC+ Security extension for Joomla! is a highly-rated plugin that provides effective spam protection for Joomla!, as well as third-party registration and contact forms. ECC+ can be used on its own or along with several popular external antispam services such as Akismet, reCaptcha, and Mollum.
In addition to antispam capabilities, ECC+ enhances site security with protection against SQL injection and local file inclusion attacks.
How ECC+ protects against spam
ECC+ protects registration and contact forms from spam by requiring a simple arithmetic task before forms can be submitted. For more protection against spambots, you can include a hidden field in your forms, which will be seen and filled in only by spambots and not by human visitors, and enable a time restriction feature that prevents forms from being rapidly submitted.
Features and third-party support included in ECC+:
- Arithmetic problem – Addition and subtraction
- Number of operands can be selected – 2 or 3
- Numbers can be written as words
- Hidden form fields
- Time restriction
- SQL injection and local file inclusion protection
- Token-based back-end protection
- Honeypot Project
For more information about the ECC+ Security extension for Joomla!, see How to install the ECC+ security extension for Joomla! in the HostPapa knowledge base.
If you have any questions or need help, you can always contact HostPapa Support by opening a support ticket. Details about how to open a support ticket are here.