ReCaptcha eliminates retyping characters for most users




Websites that use reCaptcha service of Google captchas to serve new users, soon may choose to use a variant of the captcha where in most cases, no code needs to be tapped.

Instead, users must click a button that they indicate not a robot. Then it is determined partly on the basis of the interaction with the button that the user is indeed a man of flesh and blood and no automated script, writes Google that reCaptcha in 2009 bought . The IP address is also included. Can the risk analysis does not reliably predict whether it is indeed a man, then a user in some cases may still be forced to prove his humanity.


According to Google, the new captchas more resistant to impact than the existing one, which according to the company, in many cases can be guessed by bots. ReCaptcha was introduced as a captcha service that was also used to digitize books. To this end passages from books were used as captcha.

If users need to prove they are not a bot, they do not always have to type a code: Google is experimenting with other ways to make that possible, for example in a collection of nine images to click on all the images with a cat. This would be particularly the use of CAPTCHAs on mobile devices to make it easier.

Website Administrators must themselves choose to implement the new captchas. Internet the new captchas can be encountered in practice: WordPress and the Humble Bundle they have already served a large part of their visitors last week.

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