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Video-Based CAPTCHAs: Hard on Bots, Easy on Humans

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by HoNeYBiRD, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    "NuCaptcha is a first-of-its-kind CAPTCHA technology that uses video to determine if users are human, not bots.

    Code:
    http://www.nucaptcha.com/
    NuCaptcha's technology substitutes a brief video display of characters for the usual smash or squiggle of letters. It's definitely easier on the human eye, and its creators say it's also much more secure.
    Moreover, if humans find NuCaptcha as legible as machines find it illegible, it should help increase signups while decreasing spambots for web services and applications.
    NuCaptcha's Flash videos run in a small, embedded screen. They come in a variety of themes and show a predetermined, constant white text followed by a short string of red letters, which the user is asked to type in a box below."

    You can see a few example here how it looks like, if you haven't seen any yet:
    Code:
    http://www.nucaptcha.com/products/basic
    WP Plugin:
    Code:
    http://www.nucaptcha.com/download/platform
    Hands down, it's really easier on the eyes! For bots, i don't think so :)


    Original article here:
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    http://mashable.com/2010/08/06/nucaptcha/
     
  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Great find but I don't think i'll be filling too many of them in while drinking.
    Got a bit sea sick there. Definately will be using though makes my sites look all
    tech savvy and advanced. On the down note, It's going to make automation
    a lot harder until some clever sod writes a bot to read and post it.
    I'm sure they're trying as we talk.
     
  3. HoNeYBiRD

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    yea, it doesn't seem to be too liquor-safe :), i guess it wasn't the priority when they developed it
    although i find it easier on eyes, there are really bad type of captchas in use atm all over the web and it is almost impossible to figure out wtf is on them
    as long as bots, i think similar or the developers may already have the bot to crack it ready for selling lol
    always a step ahead!
     
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  4. scubasteve

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    and it won't do a single thing to affect people who use human-based captcha services, like decaptcher.com :)
     
  5. ExtraWinner

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    Wow - thats thinking out of the box!

    Nice find!