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Are You A Human???

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lightning.god.zeus, May 14, 2011.

  1. lightning.god.zeus

    lightning.god.zeus Junior Member

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    Hey guys, so I ran across a very interesting article in the May 23 double issue of Fortune magazine that
    may have a huge effect on internet marketers as a whole in a couple of years. And may put a couple of
    services like deathbycaptcha temporarily out of business. At this year's Rice competition, a really
    prestigious business plan contest, a team from the University of Michigan has basically devised a
    new captcha service called "Are You Human." The team ranked number two in the competition and
    plans to raise $1,000,000 in venture capital. Their plan is to imbed a simple game that requires you
    to do a small task in order to access the website. While this project probably won't be up for a
    couple of years, it will still greatly impact automation tools and services. This simple company
    could absorb mass amounts of your time once their product catches on, but I'm sure it won't
    take long before someone programs new software to combat the service. Just thought I'd share
    since it will probably affect most people on this forum.
     
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    a what?
     
  3. lightning.god.zeus

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    "What One Man Can Invent Another Can Discover" - Sherlock Holmes.

    I don't really see that plan to be feasible. I mean, imagine every visitor needing to play a game or do a simple task before entering the site. I'm sure the internet would be a turn-off and visitors return would be affected.

    Even if it manage to be implemented, I'm sure someone out there will find a way to bypass it.
    When captcha first appear, spammers had a problem. Then decaptcha services make their appearance.

    In softwares too, remember? It was first serial number, then they came cracking, then dongle-fooling.
    I'm sure there's a way out.
     
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  6. lightning.god.zeus

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    Well I don't know exactly what kind of sites they'll be targeting. And I can't imagine that the game would be that tedious. Probably just a quick" put shapes here" kind of thing. And I agree that someone will make another bypass service, but it may not be until a couple of weeks afterward. Their plan has some kind of merit in the eyes of business execs, they did get number two in the contest. And there were definitely some big fish there.
     
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    They already use stuff like this- it's nothing new. It just takes awhile for the rest of the world to catch on. I've had to manually fill out forum captchas that required you to complete a simple jigsaw puzzle, or to choose a picture of something based on what they tell you to choose. Imhotep is totally right though- whatever can be done, can be undone.
     
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    Yeah of course it will eventually get debunked. Just wondering if it will be a temporary setback for some people before it does.
     
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    I think that if it won't even be ready for a year or more, good guys will break it. Some of the best minds work on our side ;)
     
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    Well they probably won't be able to break it until they know what they're working with or unless they use a site like flibbertigibbet was talking about as a template.
     
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    Yeah I believe that we will have inside information on it soon, it wont revolutionize anything. If anything companies like DBC will only grow and expand their capabilities to adapt to the ever evolving market. Unless of course they are run by lame brains :p


     
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    Yeah maybe not. The people giving them the venture capital must not hang
    out on blackhat forums lol. Sadly, companies will still invest and still get spammed :D
     
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    I doubt users are gonna play games to access a website, hell they don't even wanna type in captcha's I seriously doubt this will be effective.
     
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    Once a new way of system becames widespread enough - there will be antidote for that. If you want unbreakable - keep it closed and unique for each use.
     
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    I know how I'd beat that.

    I create a service called Humanoid. Where indians/cheap labor will play these 'are you human' games kind of like decaptcher does.
     
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    I doubt its going to take off, I was creating forum accounts in niches I knew nothing about and they asked me questions relevant to that niche and I had no idea of the anwer, of course I was too lazy to google so I moved on lol
     
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    Came into this thread to say I'm a robot.
     
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    My point exactly, the human mind says...ok this is tedious and i don't have time for this move on.