Have you ever tried surfing the internet peacefully, only to keep getting disturbed with having to perform the task of checking boxes, ticking images and so on? I have had my equal share of this. And trust me, the experience isn’t all pleasant. It gets really annoying.
There was even a time I couldn’t access TechsNG Blog without being asked to select some images, check street signs and so on. I soon realized it was courtesy of my internet connection. Precisely the IP address seem to have been seen as spam.
Anyway, all of those will soon be a thing of the past as Google is releasing a new version of it’s CAPTCHA. This time, Google calls it Invisible reCAPTCHA.
Google Launches Invisible reCAPTCHA
The new reCAPTCHA is aimed at making it even easier for humans to get past the checks without having to solve any of those annoying puzzle, check boxes or having to click a set of images.
Google first introduced reCAPTCHA in 2014 which was a take on CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart). Instead of having to type in distorted words shown in a small box into another box, users could just tick a box, click on a set of images (if presented) and get verified as human.
While the new system proved better, it still doesn’t go down well especially when presented too often in a day. Google understands this, hence, they are making the system invisible.
According to Google, “Since the launch of No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA, millions of internet users have been able to attest they are human with just a single click. Now we’re taking it a step further and making it invisible. Human users will be let through without seeing the “I’m not a robot” checkbox, while suspicious ones and bots still have to solve the challenges.”
So far, Google hasn’t explained how the new system works. I doubt they ever will. Perhaps, in a bid to not make the spammers understand how the system differentiates real humans from bots.
While this sounds fascinating and breaths fresh hair, Don’t be surprised if you meet the verification process during the course of surfing the web. This could be as a result of your IP address being blacklisted or considered spam. I however, do not expect the verification process to show up often.