Spammers to Face Video CAPTCHA Technology
NuCaptcha is using video to make it harder for spam operations to crack CAPTCHA protections on Websites.A company is launching video CAPTCHA technology designed to make spammers' lives more difficult. NuCaptcha is offering a fresh approach to blogs and other Websites trying to verify that information is being entered by humans, not computers. The platform uses video technology and animation to make CAPTCHAs easier for humans to solve, yet harder for machines to decipher, as, the company said in a news release June 30, "Motion in video is very hard for computers to read, yet extremely easy for humans." In addition, "The NuCaptcha Platform utilizes behavioral intelligence to deliver very easy CAPTCHAs to legitimate users and increasingly CAPTCHAs to attackers."
Typically, CAPTCHAs are transcription-based, and often require users to enter text distorted by squiggly letters. The idea is to prevent spammers from automating log-ins to Websites and services such as Microsoft Hotmail and Yahoo. During the past few years, spammers have enjoyed a fair amount of success in taking down CAPTCHA services, employing both software and crews of humans to circumvent the technology.