NEW DELHI: Often wish Google had a simpler system to distinguish you from robots? Google has just granted your wish. The company has introduced a new version of CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) called “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA.”
The new system pre-monitors each user’s behavior and filters them. Instead of asking the users to write the distorted text, they will now be presented with a tickbox to check.
In a blog explaining the new security mechanism, Vinay Shet, product manager of reCAPTCHA in the Google online security wrote, “While the new reCAPTCHA API may sound simple, there is a high degree of sophistication behind that modest checkbox.”
According to Google, this new system also allows them to experiment with new types of challenges that are easier for mobile users, like tapping photos of cats or turkeys instead of typing the distorted text on your phone.
Built on a new API, reCAPTCHA is already being used by websites like Snapchat, WordPress and Humble Bundle.
However, there are exceptions to this new system, as Shet wrote, “In cases when the risk analysis engine can’t confidently predict whether a user is a human or an abusive agent, it will prompt a CAPTCHA to elicit more cues, increasing the number of security checkpoints to confirm the user is valid.”
In a study conducted last year, Google found that the current Artificial Intelligence technology could solve even the most difficult variant of the CAPTCHA at 99.8% accuracy.
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