- Google's CAPTCHAs have been broken
- Some spammers are willing to hire humans to break CAPTCHAs
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Google's CAPTCHA Broken?
A few months ago, I found a nice trick that let me read comments on my blog without polling for them. GData allows you to get a ATOM feed of comments on your blog. For example mine is: http://bmaurer.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default I put this in to Google Reader and blog comments show up just like any other type of blog entry. Recently, I've noticed that, from time to time, I am getting spam comments. However, Google uses a CAPTCHA to protect it's comments. This means one of two things: