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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Aussie against CAPTCHA

Aussie against CAPTCHA

Aussie against CAPTCHA

Added: Saturday, August 17th, 2013
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extrattorrent.com, 2013
Australians are tired of using CAPTCHA and decided to go for open revolt. Media reports confirm that a new campaign calling for the death of CAPTCHA was launched in Earnest. Newspapers explain that the technology to fight spam bots is also blocking people with disabilities, and therefore CAPTCHA should be removed from sites.

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As you know, CAPTCHA is a completely automated public Turing test to tell machines and humans apart, designed to prevent spammers from automatically sending commercial messages to websites and people by requiring them to read unreadable words and numbers.

However, there is a problem with CAPTCHA – the matter is that it hinders people with vision impairments to the point that they can’t use certain online services. A number of organizations, including Blind Citizens Australia, Able Australia, Media Access Australia and the Australian Deaf-Blind Council, are calling on Internet services to stop using CAPTCHA, launching a petition with the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.

It seems that even when CAPTCHA uses audio files along with the strings of letters, the users with disabilities find them just as tough. Indeed, the recent research revealed that dyslexic, color-blind and older users usually find CAPTCHA hard to get through too. As a result, the technology may in fact contravene the country’s Disability Discrimination Act.

Instead of using CAPTCHA critics suggest using emails to activate and verify Internet users. In the meantime, the W3C online standards organization has already commented that the technology in question has become less effective as an anti-spam measure. It turned out that character and image recognition software is already able to defeat it.


By:
SaM
August 17th,2013

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Saturday, August 17th, 2013



Comments (12) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET lover (2013-08-17 15:19:43)
Nan1977asdl avatarTotally agree with Aussies.Sometime its so problematic makes unnecessary delay due to incorrect captcha particularly in case of emergency such as ticket booking or online form filling etc.
It is better to replace it. Thanks SAM for the article.Great news.

2
posted by (2013-08-17 19:26:00)
No avatarYea, they have become too irritating these days.

3
posted by Blocked (2013-08-17 20:27:37)
faux avatarI still have nightmares about ET captchas !

4
posted by ET lover (2013-08-17 20:52:44)
firefoxsniper avatarCAPTCHA my ass

5
posted by (2013-08-18 12:04:15)
gonads90 avatarSign the petition here www(dot)change(dot)org/en-AU/petitions/it-s-time-to-finally-kill-captcha-2

6
posted by menTurtle (2013-08-18 15:02:09)
Paradox_x avatarWeak in maths ?? try this CAPTCHA

http://random.irb.hr/signup.php

7
posted by (2013-08-18 19:53:51)
ZODI avatar@Paradox, i will never get past that registration in this life time. LOL

god damn algebra or something for registering ?

8
posted by (2013-08-19 10:55:40)
beano111 avatar@ZODI, I think the answer to all those equations is 0?
But I am a dislexic Aussie who hates captchas too, haha.

9
posted by (2013-08-19 11:28:16)
arvikki avatarI agree with @ Nan1977asdl

10
posted by (2013-08-19 13:27:47)
middle_finger avatar@#6 paradox_x the answer is 0 on that captcha. Its quite easy to solve. lol.

11
posted by (2013-08-20 06:14:12)
crazycatladysarah avatarhate those so much!

12
posted by (2013-08-20 20:23:09)
No avatarThe population of Australia is so tiny who would notice what they do or what they care about?



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