Talk:reCAPTCHA

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Google Streetview[edit]

Since last week Google is showing color pictures containing street numbers to solve. It's very possible they are fed from Google Streetview to more accurately locate houses. 87.153.135.6 (talk) 01:14, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

On the Wikimedia Commons there is an example picture of such a CAPTCHA: [1] Can someone incorporate it in the article plz? thx --84.159.190.96 (talk) 05:38, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

it's everywhere, whoever invented it stinks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.90.182.62 (talk) 00:28, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Criticism??[edit]

unbelievably bad and annoying system for the end user!!! i came here to read about the criticism, which i sure is plenty, then I see none... i dig deeper then I see it was removed. Why on earth?? the system is way too hard to read, and using it on a mobile device on a bumpy commuter trip for example is chinese torture! For geeks its maybe nice, that nobody/nothing can read the captha, but im not shure thats a good approach for everyday life. this level of security is completely unnecessary in 95% of the time, and severly impacts user experience. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.46.207.159 (talk) 06:23, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

System is unusable by deafblind people[edit]

As well as restoring a general criticism section, this article should have a section on how poor it is for many disabled people. The audio alternative is inaccessible to deafblind people. See http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/05/disability_groups_want_captchas_rendered_extinct/

This page reads like an advert or an in-house history of the system written by its owners. A lot of work is need to make it more balanced and it is very concerning that attempts to add that balance have been deleted by people who should have spent time to add in some (readily available) references instead. Not cool. Zctyp18 (talk) 23:29, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

If 1% of the effort involved in blaming ID schemes (like catcha, et al) and engineering ways to defeat them were instead aimed at killing off SPAMmers, there would be no need for them [the ID schemes, etc.]. Frankly, if Yahoo! and Google just blocked ALL email coming from all country-related domains (eg, .EU, .CH, etc.), 99% of the SPAM I find in my Inbox would go away instantly. And if you are from one of those domains and you're now offended, DO NOT whine at me, do something about your friends and countrymen sending SPAM!! Be part of the solution, not the problem. No one will complain (other than the SPAMmers and their cohorts) I assure you. JimScott (talk) 21:53, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Now there are suddenly not two words, but only one![edit]

Yesterday I realized that sometimes ReCAPTCHA only shows one word. Example screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/BwHppTX.jpg. Now, how does that work? How can the user both digitize AND verify that he is human with only one picture?

192.38.5.154 (talk) 06:33, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

By challenging another user and matching these. 188.56.197.163 (talk) 10:58, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

mailhideapi[edit]

404's everywhere you go on googles website about mailhideapi , perhaps it's dead now? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.48.228.162 (talk) 05:17, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Wrong example[edit]

The image on the right with this caption: "An example of a reCAPTCHA challenge from 2007"

That is NOT a recaptcha, that's a plain captcha.

Teo8976 (talk) 12:05, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure it's still meaningful to talk of "a reCAPTCHA" any more - taking the article as a whole, it seems to have become more of a brand name than a noun used to describe double-distorted-word captchas. The image in question does seem to be exactly what reCAPTCHAs looked like in 2007, though; I'll attach that TechCrunch article as a source. --McGeddon (talk) 13:21, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
@ User:McGeddon I see your point That's a two-word captcha, yet it's (mis)branded as reCaptcha. I didn't remember ever seeing such thing, but judging from what Google Image returns for "recaptcha" I guess it was pretty common that websites misused the reCaptcha brand with what is really just a two-word captcha. I wouldn't consider a picture from a techCrunch article as a reliable source, btw. People often embellish their articles with some random googled picture. Anyway, if this is the case (i.e. two-word captchas wrongly branded as recaptchas have been widely used), then it would be worth mentioning in the article. This is what "true" (but old) recaptchas looked like:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xwewXT6Nwog/UmrAaB9q0bI/AAAAAAAANfk/KFAI72k3gFw/s1600/recaptcha.png
http://docs.whmcs.com/images/thumb/5/5a/Red.jpg/300px-Red.jpg
If people confuse things and use a thing under a brand that is supposed to represent another thing, Wikipedia should be the place to clarify it, not to reinforce the confusion

Teo8976 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 13:43, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Btw, "it seems to have become more of a brand name than a noun used to describe double-distorted-word captchas." It was never supposed to describe "double-distorted-word captchas", that would be actually the misuse of the term we are talking about. And as far as I understand it has always been a brand name. Did you perhaps mean the other way around? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Teo8976 (talkcontribs) 13:47, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Ah, my mistake. I meant it that way around because I thought you were saying the opposite. All good, then.
I've dug out a Forbes source to confirm that the 2010 image is representative of 2010 reCAPTCHAs. Both Forbes and TechCrunch are reliable sources, but if you've a serious reason to doubt their screenshots we can dig deeper. --McGeddon (talk) 14:52, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Missing entry in chapter "Security"[edit]

As already stated in other posts here, this article is one of the badest I've read... it is like advertising this CAPTCHA system. And it seems critism is either removed or not allowed, especially as examples of breaking CAPTCHAs are missing, like this one: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/10/captcha-busted-ai-company-claims-have-broken-internets-favorite-protection-system I am pretty sure, if this linked article (resp the robust algorithm behind, which is not yet published, I think) would get more attention, those annoying CAPTCHAs would vanish from the web, as they not only distracting, they are also fake security.

As if it is a joke, to enter this text I need to solve a CAPTCHA... as I said: ANNOYING! 217.109.123.82 (talk) 07:45, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

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