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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Word Verification

When websites want to verify a real human is entering data, they've turned to word verification, where they print something in a way that makes it hard for machines to read and in theory only a person could read it. Trouble is, as the machines have gotten smarter about this, we humans have only our eyes and our minds to help us out, and in the last few weeks, I've been unable to parse the word verifiers on various sites. Is that little squiggle an h or an n? I don't know. And I guess wrong.

So someone is working on a new method right? Because this method clearly isn't going to be working for much longer.

1 Comments:

  • got your retina scanner handy ?

    I have seen a few sites that ask simple questions like
    What is 3+4
    though that might be easy to break using natural language processing as well.

    By Blogger Chris, at 6:35 PM  

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