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CAPTCHA Can Now Be Decoded By Computers

CAPTCHA Can Now Be Decoded By Computers

CAPTCHA is evil and must be stopped. This much we know. Here’s another nail in the coffin of the universally-loathed authentication system: it turns out that despite being designed to stop automated processes, CAPTCHAs can actually be easily cracked with the right kind of computing power.

Why Audio CAPTCHA Doesn’t Solve Accessibility

Why Audio CAPTCHA Doesn’t Solve Accessibility

When we mentioned yesterday that one of the problems with web site CAPTCHA forms is that they aren’t accessible via screen readers for the blind or visually impaired, several readers suggested the ‘audio CAPTCHA’ buttons seen on many sites were an acceptable alternative. Unfortunately that’s not the case, as ACCAN…

Google Makes Shift To reCAPTCHA By Buying It

Google Makes Shift To reCAPTCHA By Buying It

When we noted shortcomings with Google’s own CAPTCHA security protection recently, several readers suggested the Big G should shift to using reCAPTCHA. Now Google has gone one step better and actually acquired the protect-your-system-against-machine-registrations provider.