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sivran
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Re: [Rant] $&!%* Re-Captcha!

That's pretty easy to read. Probably for bots too.



caffeinator
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said by sivran:

That's pretty easy to read. Probably for bots too.

Easy to read the characters, yes. But, you only can type the letters with the *asterisks*...which is a PITA.

That example was a bit clearer than most. Try this one late at night:


yikes!


It's basically a type of a human readable challenge question like I use on one of my forums. But theirs is evil.
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sivran
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That one looks pretty easy to me too. Maybe I'm just better with red on black.



thegeek
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i don't see how that would be hard for a bot to decipher. ocr detection of the characters would be extremely easy. then you simply program the bot to loop through the first string and store the position of the asterisks in an array: {0,2,3,4,6,7,9} Then you loop through the second string appending the characters at each position identified in the array to a string that is then inserted into the text field on the page.