Items tagged with Civil Rights

Love 'em or hate 'em, CAPTCHAs remain one of the most valuable tools for website owners to help keep comment spam to a minimum. While figuring out exactly what a CAPTCHA is trying to tell you can be frustrating as a user, the alternative is to peruse a comments section littered with spam, scams and other garbage. That's not to say that the CAPTCHA idea is perfect, however, because it certainly isn't. Simple CAPTCHA's can be easily broken through by bots, and if you tweak the settings too much, it suddenly becomes a real chore to those legit users who have to use them. But if you can easily understand the words being presented, then a bot can read them even easier, theoretically. There have been... Read more...