Sheesh, I left a link to it.
I'll spell it out for you. I changed the ps_userfield.php file located here:
This checks the registration form for errors before submitting the registration. The script works fine and is tested. The VM registration will not be submitted if the FIRST NAME field is equal to the LAST NAME field.
So I consider that issues solved.
However, after installing this HACK I am still getting SPAM registrations where the FIRST NAME equals the LAST NAME. This leads me to believe that SPAMMERS are using some other method to register on my site besides the VM registration page. (This would explain how they are getting around the SECURITY IMAGES.)
I assume then that they are using the JOOMLA "mod_login" module somehow, even though it is unpublished, and set for "special" access. Does anyone know how they are circumventing this? Are there other modules that would allow SPAMMERS to register on my website?
Please let me know.
I am NOT using Community Builder or any other registration modules that I can think of. So is there a backdoor link to the Joomla registration page?
I appreciate your help.