Let’s face it, CAPTCHA boxes are one of the the more annoying aspects of security on the web. That’s why it’s such great news that Google has announced.

For years, you’ll have had to confirm that you’re not a robot by reading distorted text and typing it into a box. However, Google has released the new ?No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA?, which simplifies the process and just asks users outright whether they are robots.

Using this new API, web users don’t have to solve a CAPTCHA to prove they are human; it just takes a single click to verify you’re not a robot.


The reason behind this ? beyond the fact that CAPTCHA codes are a time-consuming irritant ? is that recent research shows modern AI technology can solve even very complex CAPTCHAs with 99.8 per cent accuracy. So text boxes no longer offer the necessary protection for sites against robots and abusive scripts.

No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA uses an Advanced Risk Analysis to determine whether a user is human. The analysis looks at users’ entire engagement with CAPTCHA to assess this.

For the most part, this will mean no more CAPTCHAs, but where analysis can’t confidently gauge whether a user is human, you’ll still be required to fill in a text box.

What does No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA mean for you? Well all this is in aid of delivering a faster, more streamlined, generally better experience for web users, while ensuring the internet remains a safe place to be.


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