Google Offers Top Tip to Help Beat Bots (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Google has put a new spin on the CAPTCHA, a way of helping Web sites distinguish between human visitors and bots: It wants people to tell it which way is up in a series of randomly rotated images, a task that humans find easy and computers difficult.

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Google triggers annoying DoS CAPTCHA prompt? (ZDNet)

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Twice today during work — from the confines of Google Chrome, no less — I’ve been prompted, while logged into Google, with a denial-of-service notice stating the following: We’re sorry, but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users,…

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