Finally, going through many years of experience, Google developed the new generation of reCAPTCHA. Now, you shouldn’t enter the text from the image, choose the image elements, or even tick the box in order to prove that you are not a robot. Now reCAPTCHA is invisible! So it doesn’t require any additional actions for checking the user. Let’s look how it worked before, and tell the difference.
How reCAPTCHA Actually Works
It’s safe to say that CAPTCHA is a great technology for protecting the website from hacking. It is used for detecting robots and spammers by the processes that check the people’s sensor systems and brain work, like an ability to understand the images, listen out recordings, and structure the information by some logic (like choosing the pictures with trees and analyze the question).
Here is how it looks:
The Main Purpose of reCAPTCHA
CAPTCHA or Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, is a technology that allows telling the difference between bots and the people. It is used for reducing the number of spam attacks and protecting the websites. CAPTCHA which asks the user to tell what is shown in the image is the most popular type nowadays. It successfully coped with this task for many years.
As far as computer and technologies become smarter than before, sometimes the computer catches encrypted senses even better than the human eye does. Now the computers are trusted to read and detect some hardly-visible letters on the ancient masterpieces and archaeological trophies.
At the same time, images are not a problem for computers. They have already begun to understand pictures. Search engines like Google can perform the search by images. Therefore, Google artificial intelligence goes forward and is developed day by day.
As you can see, the thing is that it causes some other issue: machines become smarter, and the interactive reCAPTCHA is not enough. Bots can outsmart it.
New Google’s Invisible reCAPTCHA
Google refused the traditional interactive reCAPTCHA. It developed new generation invisible reCAPTCHA that analyzes the user’s behavior. It will analyze the movements of user’s mouse and IP-address. The thing is that bots usually move the cursor using the shortest way. But people can’t do this and don’t want.
The new reCAPTCHA looks like a little box which Google ticks by itself and tells you that you are not a robot. Congratulations 🙂
Our WEB4RO team has developed a lot of websites secured with reCAPTCHA. We highly recommend not to pass up this new technology and add it to your website via API. You can find reCAPTCHA here. If you need some help, please, contact us. We’ll provide your website with a new invisible reCAPTCHA.
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