More Proof That CAPTCHAs Don’t Work

Feb 27, 2008

As if we needed any more proof that CAPTCHAs don't always work, it seems that spammers have now successfully cracked the GMail CAPTCHA. A one-in-five success rate is being reported, and it appears that there are multiple bot-nets taking a tag-team approach in hacking the sign up process. This is particularly dangerous, since Google's domains are highly unlikely to be blocked by any website or ISP.

I don't know what the solution to this problem is (if I did I'd be rich), but hopefully Google will figure out a way to prevent this kind of nefarious activity from continuing to happen.

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