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Captcha foiled already!
« on: July 07, 2007, 02:03:38 PM »

Spam gangs crack captcha code:


http://www.webuser.co.uk/news/128063.html
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Re: Captcha foiled already!
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2007, 02:14:38 PM »

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Re: Captcha foiled already!
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2007, 02:29:06 PM »

Not good news :(

Although the article is a little sparse on what captchas have been cracked - or if its the whole lot.
Theres different levels of captchas, and some captchas being specific to certain bulletin boards.  The phpbb captcha was cracked quite a while ago and one of the reasons why I changed to something else.
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Re: Captcha foiled already!
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2007, 03:04:46 PM »

Captcha?

Who he?  :no:
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Re: Captcha foiled already!
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2007, 03:14:59 PM »

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Re: Captcha foiled already!
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2007, 03:21:24 PM »

I see, thank you.

We used to use something similar at work to find out whether new Managers were human, got some very odd results.
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Re: Captcha foiled already!
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2007, 03:27:10 PM »

lol I bet.

btw some of those psycho-diagnostic testing they do is weird. 
I went to a job application many years ago, and practically the full day was a series of these tests and role plays.  (I got the job)
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Re: Captcha foiled already!
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2007, 09:09:45 AM »

Yeah, I always knew that you were a bit mental :P
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Re: Captcha foiled already!
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2007, 09:50:22 AM »

>>  I always knew that you were a bit mental

heh at least you speaketh the truth - "only a bit mental"  ;)
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Re: Captcha foiled already!
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2007, 05:58:32 AM »

Ttat is worrying indeed.  The Captcha is a kind of reverse Turing test... I suppose one day soon a computer will eventually pass the Turing test.
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