OT: captcha

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Fri Jul 10 11:39:38 CDT 2015

On 2015-07-10 12:23 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
>>> Isn't third world labor cheap enough to out-source Captcha answering
>>> in bulk?
>> Only if someone has a failure of imagination. Here’s the way the
>> third-world interface on that application will probably look:
>> “Exercises in applied colloquial English translation”
>> “Only 35 <insert local currency denomination> per hour"
>> :-(
> lumosity.com ?
> Surely there must be some sort of Captcha spoofer API by now.

As far as I know, even Mechanical Turk has been used to break them.

Everything depends on the ROI for the particular target...


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