CAPTCHAs Defeated, But Who Cares?

Columbia University researchers made headlines by defeating Google and Facebook CAPTCHAs through artificial intelligence, but the real fraud for enterprises happens via cheap labor, not AI. Mobile Messaging Apps: 8 Tips For Keeping Your Workplace Secure (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Columbia University researchers recently disclosed that they had created an artificial intelligence system to defeat CAPTCHAs (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart). Since CAPTCHAs are often used to combat fraud, you would think that the ability to use an automated system to defeat CAPTCHAs at 80% or greater accuracy would be a big deal. It’s actually not, at least from a business standpoint. Here’s what I mean. For use cases that don’t involve criminal activity and financial gain, there’s very little incentiveā€¦


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