Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Cracking WaterCap CAPTCHA In 24 Hours

It didn’t take long for one of our guys at to break the WaterCap CAPTCHA... 24 hours to be exact.
Elbertf, our resident "hacker" (not cracker) gave Pavel Simakov some information on how he broke the CAPTCHA and tips to how it can be improved.
Although the CAPTCHA is still unique to any previous method, it can still be cracked. But the key is if each board incorporates a unique method of spambot blocking, it can defeat the spambots. So don’t discount this CAPTCHA, it is still very much a good one, and I believe with just a little improvement in the code, it can become extremely difficult for spambots to crack.

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