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Are you a human? New Captcha

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by executed, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. executed

    executed Power Member

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    A few years ago, there was a thread discussing the possibility of a new captcha where users had to play a mini game to register, fill out forms, etc.

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/307701-you-human.html
    There was actually a great deal of skepticism about the feasibility of this service. However, it has become a reality, and I'm seeing a large number of wordpress blogs, forums, and cms platforms using this free service (optional monthly plans).

    You can actually try it for yourself. The games are easy, compatible with almost all browsers (including mobile), and.. well kind of fun.

    Code:
    http://areyouahuman.com/
    It's also gaining a great deal of publicity. ie: pcmag picked it up

    Code:
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415395,00.asp
    Some of you might have heard/seen this already, and some of you might be wondering why I'm sharing this information. Many forces are at work trying to prevent blackhat seo. This could affect this rate of success of many programs (ie: senuke, deathbycaptcha, ms, amr, etc) and require lots of work to solve.

    Update: even blackhatworld.com is using it ;)
     
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  2. somebodysomewhere

    somebodysomewhere Junior Member

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    Great idea if toned down a bit. After doing a few I'm just as annoyed if not more so than doing a captcha. Not as confident that it will catch on, but good to know. Much appreciated.
     
  3. executed

    executed Power Member

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    From a user standpoint, they only have to do one. Personally, it beat having to squint and decipher cryptic text.. just to find out you entered it wrong. Can't imagine what grandparents are going through trying to submit a form ;)
     
  4. dragonrage01

    dragonrage01 Power Member

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    I think you are mistaken about something. You do not need complicated programs like that to stop blackhat tools.
    Most captcha solving software and captcha solving online services can't even solve 1+1
     
  5. executed

    executed Power Member

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    True, but i'd definitely call this an obstacle if more platforms/sites begin to adopt its use.
     
  6. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    Its backed by javascript, and code parsing problems are generally much easier than image text matching. Or do I miss something here?