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Why website security captchas are vulnerable to cyber attacks

Time to rethink your use of captchas. I tend to use them to lessen the amount of spam sent by bots using contact forms. Looks like that’s not going to work in future…:

[…] Mr Guixin Ye, the lead student author of the work said: “It allows an adversary to launch an attack on services, such as Denial of Service attacks or spending spam or fishing messages, to steal personal data or even forge user identities. Given the high success rate of our approach for most of the text captcha schemes, websites should be abandoning captchas.” […]

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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.
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