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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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CAPTCHA being cracked

This is an interesting article on how spammers and other automated nasties will begin to seep through the CATPCHA security included with account setup in many places.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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I'm sceptical. All they got is some guy (researcher) online, whos name they didnt even know, to claim that he can get past coptcha. Cmon now, that could well be a highschool kid.

Besides, he's russian. Never trust a russian.



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Highschool kids are the most dangerous.
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I was amazed to learn yesterday that a kid who's 11 knew what a proxy was and how it could be used to avoid on-premise screens. Of course, the good screens also filter the proxies <devil grin>

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How true is it and will this be across the board for all sites that use CAPTCHA?

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How true is it and will this be across the board for all sites that use CAPTCHA?
The article does claim it applies to the technology of CAPTCHA, so on the latter yes. The former is what Vash questioned and that's yet to be seen since there have been no conference presentations nor any academic literature produced for peer review that I know of.

EDIT: I learned something. The 3-D captchas are considered pretty impressive and the extent of use of fonts and lines greatly reduces likelihood of cracking. So, YMMV. Yahoo appears to have been one of the easier ones to hit and the article is mostly about the amount of spam we're going to start seeing from Yahoo. yea.

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New updates as to who's been affected.

Yahoo
Google
Microsoft

The cracking process.
And more.

Well, perhaps white-listing isn't such a bad idea after all.

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Highschool kids are the most dangerous.
didn't a nerdy 15 year old kid crack the Iphone? Damn kids.

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If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned...... Tyler
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Nerds. I wish I had the talent to sit down and want to crack a captcha application

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