moderated Re: What is hCaptcha?
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Cloudflare was created in 2009 by former members of
Project Honey Pot, a web-based, open source architecture that allows websites to collect information from IP addresses harvesting email addresses. Project Honey Pot was intended as a way to fight spam email and fraud.
In 2010, Project Honey Pot gave way to Cloudflare, and it was officially announced at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference that year. Cloudflare was born out of the desire to not only track the malicious behavior of
cybercrime — as is the case with the Project Honey Pot network — but to stop or prevent it altogether.
Its vision was to secure websites against threats, but to do so without adding undo latency. As such, it began experimenting with ways to lower latency in its system by adding advanced caching processes and removing bad traffic, such as bots, from customers’ websites. You can learn more about the dangers of bots in our
what is a botnet guide.
That gave way to Cloudflare’s vision of building a better internet. It started to offer CDN services, its proprietary Railgun network optimizer and more products aimed at security, reducing page loading times and enhancing user experience.
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From: Brian Vogel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: Friday, July 31, 2020, 12:25 PM
Subject: What is hCaptcha?
Cloudflare is a web hosting service, and a big one.
They are not the only entity using hCaptcha, as I have run into it
elsewhere. The next time I hit one I'll have to pay careful attention
with regard to what the accessibility option(s) are related to it.
Brian *-*Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363
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