Re: What is the issue with Captchas?


James Malone
 

Hi, I heard that Fire Fox did away with this a long time ago. Is this true?

-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Spratt [mailto:Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:55 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: What is the issue with Captchas?

Actually, I've read some legal agreements involving online sellers that address the CAPTCHA issue and require an accessible alternative in the event the company insists on retaining CAPTCHA. I wish I could go into more detail, but the agreements with which I'm familiar are confidential.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 9:35 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: What is the issue with Captchas?


And the reason this situation exists in the first place is that the
blindness advocacy groups which are supposed to look out for our best
interests have shown absolutely no willingness to challenge online sellers
who insist on confronting their customers, blind and sighted alike, with
image captchas whose value at thwarting hackers is dubious at best.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: judith bron
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 9:18 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: What is the issue with Captchas?

And the only people excluded from making the statement they're human by
identifying a captia are the blind. Sounds like a totally messed up system
but we're still captive.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cindy Ray [mailto:cindyray@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 8:42 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: What is the issue with Captchas?

No, it isn't proof enough maybe, but it is one of the stones to barriers.
There is no such thing as 100% safe.
Cindy


-----Original Message-----
From: judith bron [mailto:jbron@optonline.net]
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:36 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: What is the issue with Captchas?

I have been following this thread and still the question I have about
captias for ages is still not answered. We have criminal minds who spend
their time messing up people's lives by hacking their information via their
on line accounts and stealing their identity. We have folks who steal
people's address books and try to extort money from their family and
friends. We are supposed to recognize an image so we can prove we're human
and not robots. What can someone sitting on the other end of a computer in
srilanka know about my status as a human being if I can tell him what some
captia reads? If they would create the captias so we could read them back
character by character problem solved, but that isn't proof enough that
we're not devious. Judith

-----Original Message-----
From: Kane Brolin [mailto:kbrolin65@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 8:34 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: What is the issue with Captchas?

It will be a while before CAPTCHAs are stopped. This might happen, once
compatibility with mobile browsing becomes a universal standard.
But the provider of online info related to my Visa card, for example,
requires me to verify a CAPTCHA every time I sign in. Not just to change
account settings or to do some other specialized or sensitive task--just to
log in to check my points!

The muddy/hard-to-understand nature of the audio CAPTCHA is the whole point.
They want something that requires subjective, human perception to
understand--not just a clear voice-print that dictation software could
translate automatically into text in the way that Grasshopper does with a
voicemail message.

-Kane

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