Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday October 31, 2011

Captcha Security Not Much of a Gotcha

Just as you've always suspected, those stupid captcha things suck at everything except annoying you. Not to scare you or anything but this guy was able to crack the captcha on Visa's payment site 66% of the time, Blizzard's site 70% of the time and MegaUpload 93% of the time.

Many Captchas don't work well at all. More precisely, the researchers invented a standard way to decode those irksome letters and numbers found in Captchas on many major Web sites, including Visa's, Blizzard, eBay, and Wikipedia.