Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Google’s reCAPTCHA (Mostly) Does Away With Those Annoying CAPTCHAs

05 Dec 2014   #1
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Google’s reCAPTCHA (Mostly) Does Away With Those Annoying CAPTCHAs

The end of the CAPTCHA is nigh — and very few tears will be shed for them. As Google today announced, those ubiquitous forms that make you prove you are human by typing in barely legible words and house numbers will soon be replaced with a single click — at least on sites that use Google’s reCAPTCHA service.

The company is now rolling out a new API that replaces the distorted text with a new experience where users simply check a box that says “I’m not a robot.”

A Guy

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2014   #2


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2014   #3

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

That is going to be harder at least for me. I like the address numbers. Neither one works to well. I had issue with a lot of Captcha's
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Dec 2014   #4


We've switched all our sites to this over the last few days (registration page and guest contact us), sometimes you still have to type a Captcha code but the system is much better.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2014   #5

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Great job because most CAPTCHA aren't clear and some people have trouble finding the letters. Google understands us!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2014   #6

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there

Many times I've been unable to complete logon / registration for some services over these wretched Captcha schemes -- I though it was just me - but obviously the problem is far more widespread.Good riddance to these schemes. They won't be missed.

In any case some hardware by scanning the code / image can READ these so Captcha's aren't fool proof against machine use.

Phrases aren't the answer either -- anything based on logic or publically accessible information will eventually be able to be done quicker and more accurately by a machine than using Humans --for example the often used Bank security question "What's your mothers maiden name" can be found out by accessing openly available public records.

I don't know what the best solution is -- biometrics have their drawbacks too.

Perhaps a bit of "LOW TECH" might work -- the use of a ONE TIME PAD - however you'd need a new one for each logon.

One-time pad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2014   #7

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

jimbo45 that ancient. My nick is actual part of my full name. Some people prefer privacy, others do not. There is actually one good one in the U.S. but it is too good and frowned on by ACLU. It what is used by My Social Security uses. What it does it checks you credit report to verify your identity and ask you some very difficult questions. If you have a security freeze and don't want to temporarily lift it, fraud alert or can't answer the questions correctly, you have to sign up in person at your local Social security office in the U.S. This wouldn't work for other countries.

However, a lot places use google, twitter, yahoo, facebook but a lot of those can have fake accounts, twitter you can just use your first name.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2014   #8

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Yea it's always a wonder because it shows two words usually I always have to guess which one to type in
After re-fresh 10 times just to be difficult
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2014   #9

7 x64 Ultimate

So is Google going to index all these capcha's and profile us with the data?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Google’s reCAPTCHA (Mostly) Does Away With Those Annoying CAPTCHAs

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
After reinstalling google chrome i get these annoying pop ups
Almost every time i go to you tube or other sites it does it but not face book so when click skip ad in you tube for example it loads another google tab opens with some spam sites, with that said i uninstalled google chrome and delete every file that associations with google chrome on my windows c...
Browsers & Mail
Google annoying message
I have a problem every time I go on a website I click on to and I keep getting the message saying this site can't be reached and took to long to respond the has just started to appear. Does anyone know why is it appearing and how can I get rid of it or is it a dongle signal problem?
Browsers & Mail
google is really annoying me.
I’m beginning to think about this Acer laptop that I bought running windows 8.1. Maybe it’s the machine it self.The biggest issue is google takes ages to come on and ready to use,I can click on the google icon on the taskbar and go upstairs then come back down and google still aint ready to use....
Browsers & Mail
Google Chrome causing annoying unicode character bug to some apps
Hej, i have an annoying issue, both with x32 & x64 : If i launch the actual apps* before i launch chrome, asian language shows fine, however if i launch them after chrome, some of those language won't show normally, there will be something like ㅁㅁㅁㅁ instead of them. This happens with few different...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:28.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App