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CAPTCHAs Cracked by Intelligent Software Options
Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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CAPTCHAs Cracked by Intelligent Software

A technology start-up working to create a computer system that works like a human brain says it has developed software that can crack CAPTCHAs between 90 and 97 percent of the time. CAPTCHAs—Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart—are random words or letters displayed in a camouflaged and distorted fashion to ensure that a human is making an online transaction rather than a computer. Turing tests are intended to test a computer's capacity for humanlike thought and are seen as a measure of artificial intelligence. More...
GreenBanana
Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:16:45 AM

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Exactly how "intelligent" does a computer have to be to break a short alphanumeric string generated by another computer?
early_apex
Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:17:12 PM
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GreenBanana wrote:
Exactly how "intelligent" does a computer have to be to break a short alphanumeric string generated by another computer?

If you read the article, you see that is has to do with optical character recognition. The CAPTCHAs are designed to be distorted and blurred. So, if a computer can correctly interpret them, then more printed materials can be digitized.
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