Google's CAPTCHA—a system to prevent spam bots from registering fake accounts—was recently compromised
By Matt RansfordPosted 02.28.2008 at 12:23 pm 0 Comments
Google's CAPTCHA appears to have been cracked. On closer inspection, however, it seems Russian spammers have solicited humans to do the solving and to pass those accounts on to the computers. Websense Threat is reporting that one out of every five attacks of this kind on Google has been successful. Why is this an alarming development? Let's take a look at the CAPTCHA in order to understand.