MarComm Web Services Update

May 2021

Action Required!

Wharton CMS Gravity Forms and CAPTCHA

Wharton CMS Security Update: All Wharton CMS sites that are using Gravity Forms MUST add CAPTCHA to all active and new Gravity Forms.

What is CAPTCHA?

A CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. CAPTCHA is used on online forms is to prevent spam and abuse from entering a website.

There has been a recent and growing increase of abuse of Gravity Forms, where automated bot attacks have been attempting to compromise Wharton CMS websites. CAPTCHA is a fraud detection service that stops bots and other automated attacks while approving valid users, protecting your website from fraud and abuse.

Site editors responsible for Gravity forms maintenance will need to add CAPTCHA protection to ALL active Gravity Forms by close of business Friday, May 7, 2021. All active Gravity forms without CAPTCHA protection will be disabled after this date.

Please fill out a MarComm technology support ticket if you have any questions or issues with adding CAPTCA to your site’s Gravity Forms.

If you are not currently utilizing Gravity Forms in your Wharton CMS website, no action is needed at this time.