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Automation on the internet makes as much sense as a Television and a remote control. They both allow the performance of typically mundane tasks with ease and convenience.
Just like online automation, the interaction between a TV and remote control normally needs to be triggered by the users action. And that’s just how unscrupulous individuals take advantage of automation and what you do on the Internet. A CAPTCHA system creates a gap where human intervention is required between the completion of what could be an automated response to an action.
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President Barack Obama might be feeling a bit uncomfortable as the CAPTCHA on the official White House website commanded users to go out and “rape Baracks”. It’s an unfortunate phrase but there is actually a pretty funny …
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A CAPTCHA is a challenge-response test most often placed within web forms to determine whether the user is human. The purpose of CAPTCHA is to block form submissions by spambots, which are automated scripts that …
Aaron Hutchins deciphers what just happened to the squished, angled jumble of letters out to test if you’re a robot.
Captcha stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”. This originally was done by displaying an image on the screen with letters, where the users have to type these letters into an edit field.