Tech giant Google has announced scrapping of so-called human determining tool ‘CAPTCHAs’ that often turn boring and annoying for the users while visiting their favourite sites.
CAPTCHA, or “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”, is termed as a necessary evil when it comes to maintaining the security of the site from any form of cyber attack. This challenge-response test is largely used by websites to determine whether the user is a human or a robot.
But with the arrival of ‘intelligent’ botmasters, CAPTCHAs became useless as bots started solving captchas on their own.
This is the reason why Google has decided to kill the old version of CAPTCHAs and replace them with a new system called reCAPTCHAs that simplifies the security verification process for human users.
‘No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA’ simply asks users if they are robot or a human. If the answer is ‘yes’, then the user can simply click on the checkbox that says “I’m not a robot” and just after that Google will take them in to the website they wish like to enter.
“For most users, this dramatically simplifies the experience. They basically get a free pass. You can solve the captcha without having to solve it,” said Google product manager for captcha team Vinay Shet.
According to the reports, the company is soon going to roll out a new API that intends at replacing the clunky CAPTCHAs with reCAPTCHAs.
The new reCAPTCHA system is already seen on sites like Humble Bundle, WordPress and Snapchat.