Captcha Gotcha

Pattern recognition algorithms are getting really good… one piece of [anecdotal] evidence for this is the increasing difficulty for humans to interpret captchas: one of our tech spies has reported that this was the basis for an entire conversation with other IT Pros having the same problem, but its not just us…Easy does it: more usable CAPTCHAs.

Conclusion: either

  • captchas are getting more complex, driven by the improvements in pattern recog technology, or
  • IT Pros may not be entirely human and need a firmware upgrade…