Impostercide

Impostercide prevents unauthenticated users from "signing" a comment with a registered users email address, name or URL.

Impostercide prevents unauthenticated users from “signing” a comment with a registered users email address or username. You can install this, turn it on, and watch the spoofers get stopped.

If needed, you can customize the error messages. For WordPress multisite, this is only editable by the Network admin, and it’s for the whole network.

Misc

Download

Latest version: Download Impostercide v3.0 [zip]

Installation

No special instructions.

Changelog

3.0

  • April 2021 by Ipstenu
  • Add settings page to allow people to customize message.
  • PHPCS compat

Screenshots

  1. Error message when you try and post as a registered user

    Error message when you try and post as a registered user

  2. One of these things is not like the other...

    One of these things is not like the other…

4 Comments

  1. Just read that the original coder of impostercide left a few years ago and you rescued the code 🙂 nice save for the cool plugin.

    Was wondering if there is a way to prevent unauthenticated users from using another unauthenticated user’s credentials from being impersonated?

    • Not really. The problem is that there’s no way to prove you’re you without a username and password. The handle and email can be easily faked, as you pointed out, and you can’t rely on IP, since they change these days (I have a few I use, and what happens when I’m in a coffee shop?).

      That said, as a moderator, when I see someone’s post from a new IP, I keep tabs on it.

      I’ve been spoofed a couple times, so yeah, I know that pain 🙁

    • Geez 🙁 guess some people get off from spoofing other people

      Anyways, thanks for the reply 🙂 will check out the plugin again.

    • The only way to beat the spoofers and spammers, in the long run, is constant vigilance to your moderation queue. 😡

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