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Facebook changing their captch system - how will this affect what you do?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by coitza, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. coitza

    coitza Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Not sure if you've noticed, and most regular users probably never will, but Facebook, just changed their captcha system, instead of the regular old one showing you a few characters where you could use a service like decaptcher or deathbycaptcha to break it, it's now showing you several images and you need to select the ones matching what they ask, here's an example :

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    For this one you need to select dogs, I've seen other images with other items to select, always a random number.

    So, 2 questions :

    1. How many tools will this affect and will it affect you?
    2. Any ideas to go around this? I guess a service offering captcha breaking like the 2 mentioned above might do a system to help with this, but it might take a while to do so.
     
  2. islandman1010

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    I saw this too and I did speak to deathbycaptcha and hopefully if enough people do message them they will include it. De-captcher do have this I think and I think its called assirra or something like that.
     
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  3. AutomationSorcerer

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    The problem with those captchas is they require actual humans to break, unless you happen to have one of the vision learning algorithms that's been trained with the billions of images required for it to identify a cat in a picture.

    I'm not sure if DBC or Decaptcher use advanced OCR, outsourced live human captcha specialists, or a combination of both; but if they don't use humans yet, they might have to soon.
     
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    spacezeus Power Member

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    That's true, I saw a video a video on TED or something else about AI that could do identify a cat in a picture. I'm sure it's pretty hard to bypass that if using AI.
     
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  5. coitza

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    It seems you are right, the name is assira, I did not know that, I thought it was something new that facebook invented. And it also seems that de-captcher have that, it's $4 / 1000 captchas like this, it's a little more expensive than usual, but it will still allow people to automate stuff on Facebook. Thank for you info, really appreciated :)