Types of CAPTCHAs

People are often surprised by the different types of CAPTCHAs out there. With so many different options, you never know what you will run into when you’re on the Internet. Familiarizing yourself with the CAPTCHAs is the first step in solving them. Once you know what to expect, you will be ready to face whatever the Internet throws your way.

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The reCAPTCHA Project

The reCAPTCHA Project went unnoticed for years, until Google acquired reCAPTCHA in 2009. At that point, people wanted to know more about this project. Many are surprised to learn about the history of the project and how it impacts them today.

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The History of CAPTCHAs

It seems like CAPTCHAs just popped up on computer screens all over the world overnight, but they actually have a storied past. Understanding the history of CAPTCHAs makes it easier to understand why they are here and what the future looks like for them.

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reCAPTCHA Security Concerns

You probably view reCAPTCHAs as annoying little hoops you have to jump through every time you access certain sites. What you may not realize is that there are also some privacy concerns associated with these little puzzlers. These privacy concerns are related to how Google collects and possibly uses your data.

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Making Bots Work in a reCAPTCHA-Driven World

The Internet has allowed people to automate a lot of their processes by using bots. Unfortunately, CAPTCHA services such as Google’s reCAPTCHA make it difficult for bots to work. Bots are not programmed to enter CAPTCHAs so they cannot get through the necessary security in order to conduct the automated processes they’re programmed to do. While some people have given up on Internet bots, that really isn’t necessary. It is possible to continue to use bots by pairing them with a CAPTCHA solving service.

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