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Captcha broken

Postby CogDissident » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:22 pm UTC

So, from all the bots posting on XKCD, it looks like the captcha is broken. Any of the moderators here have an idea for a more secure one to use?

(Decided to post here instead of general, as this sub-forum is more about actual forum-administation issues)

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Re: Captcha broken

Postby Azrael » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:53 pm UTC

Are you talking about spam threads (which isn't necessarily produced by a bot) or the presence of the search bots that show up in the Who's Online display at the bottom of the board index?

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Re: Captcha broken

Postby Jack Saladin » Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:08 am UTC

Humans bypass the captchas for the bots.

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Re: Captcha broken

Postby hermaj » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:49 am UTC

CogDissident wrote:So, from all the bots posting on XKCD, it looks like the captcha is broken.

wow shit :D ;)
:P :D :P

(If the captcha was broken, you'd know.)

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Re: Captcha broken

Postby hyperion » Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:30 am UTC

Ah, the good old days

Haven't seen one of those in a while
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Re: Captcha broken

Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:22 pm UTC

hyperion wrote:

Ah, the good old days

When content was content, spam was spam, and there were only green, red and black.

But yeah, what saladin said.
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Re: Captcha broken

Postby phillipsjk » Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:13 am UTC

I have a theory that the captcha's on the forums are now easier for computers to break than humans.

Should I work on "proof of concept" code to post in the "Computer Science" thread?

There is something very simple you can do to make it harder for computers and humans resorting to image editing software.

Hint: Computers are colour-blind! Low-contrast won't stop bots!
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