Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#13427 new defect

CloudFlare captchas often will not load (TBB Beta 4.0-alpha-3)

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
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Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
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In TorBrowser Beta (4.0-alpha-3), captchas on CloudFlare's 'confirmation' page fail to be displayed.

IRC exchange in #tor-dev:
<sssheep> tor browser people: on many sites, I'm now seeing the cloudflare prompt but without captcha
<sssheep> this is on the latest TBB beta
<sssheep> I can't even use a captcha to prove my innocence, that part simply isn't there
<sssheep> it asks me to enter text when I couldn't possibly
<sssheep> indepdendently, it sometimes won't even have that part though. Just "leave a message for the site owner?"
<sssheep> it is making it seriously hard to use tor. I'm used to captchas, but not being denied the chance to even use them. Google can sometimes relentlessly throw them at me, even if I answer them correctly, but this CloudFlare-screw-you-even-if-you-are-human policy is entirely new to me
<sssheep> is this a TBB bug?
<helix> sssheep: I think athena was complaining about that the other day
<Benjojo> sssheep: This is not us going against Tor users
<sssheep> It certainly feels like it? I don't see this behaviour when I use a non-torified browser, and you're not letting me even have a captcha to prove I'm not a zombie.
<Benjojo> This our own security that is trying to protect our users
<sssheep> You could at least allow me to fill in a captcha, not taunt by leaving it out but including the input field..
<sssheep> Explain, or something.
<sssheep> "You are blocked" is better than beating around the bush and making it look like a one-off bug that can be fixed by refreshing

Attached is a screenshot of the behaviour.
Is this a TorBrowser bug, CloudFlare bug, Google reCaptcha bug, or somebody else?

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cloudflare_no_captcha.png (33.9 KB) - added by cypherpunks 6 years ago.
No captcha being shown to allow access to the site.

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Change History (2)

Changed 6 years ago by cypherpunks

Attachment: cloudflare_no_captcha.png added

No captcha being shown to allow access to the site.

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by teor

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