moderated Re: capsha


On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 03:55 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
A lot of websites now use the "I am not a Robot" checkbox and even if simply checking this isn't enough the resulting audio captchas always seem to be quite accessible.
Sieghard, you know this is untrue, because it's been asserted to be untrue, contrary to our own repeated observations, and those of many others on this very topic.  ;-)

The days where the vast majority of CAPTCHAs are, in actuality, in accessible except in the case of both visual and hearing impairment are gone, and have been for a while.

And if one does encounter one that is, the entity that is using it should be notified.  There's no reason to use old-style visual-only CAPTCHAs now.  Most haven't used those for quite some time, but there are always some holdouts.  Between the "check if you're not a robot" type and the ability to get audio challenges as an alternative, most should be accessible to most people.  I cannot ever foresee the day when challenges to prevent bots from being able to access accounts/sign-up systems/etc. will ever be 100% accessible 100% of the time for every living being.  If they were then there would be very easy programmatic ways around them, which defeats the legitimate security purposes.  They're meant to differentiate man/woman from machine. 

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

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