I hate Captcha
And yet again, my hate for Captcha has been realized in what is clearly a "breakthrough" that hackers managed to achieve against the STUPIDITY of Captcha.
(I use it because I absolutely have to and only after ALL other data intelligence that I perform when collecting comments fails)
But Captchas are stupid! They are stupid BY DESIGN.
Ok, enough ranting. Now to some information.
Apparently, some hackers managed to crack the latest and greatest hotmail Captcha. Have you seen it? It's MAD in its complexity. But, yet again, it was broken, and trust me. So have EVERY POSSIBLE CAPTCHA you have seen online.
Why Hotmail? Because despite Gmails success, it's still #1 trusted Email source (conditions aren't that much better at Google by the way. Spam is just all over the place) My Gmail account is totally overrun by spam and I never even use my Gmail account for anything!
Take one step back and think... Can a computer generate a riddle that the computer can't solve? (That a human can)
I can think of people inventing things that other people can't solve, and possibly not even computers. But computers outsmarting other computers? Maybe for a while, but not forever!
That's why Captcha, and the whole idea of Captcha is just idiotic. It's unreasonable to say the least!
If you disagree with me, mainly because you run a Captcha, and you have not been gang-banged yet. That's because you're not even a worthy target. Sorry, but that is the sad truth!
If you ever played with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software (I have been since the early 90s) you would know that they have come a LONG way since then. They've become so reliable that they're used to sort out mail at amazing speeds, most of which is hand written (and by the way, it has been doing that since the 1980's, I remember when it was first introduced in Kuwait)
With faster computers, OCR is becoming less and less expensive. This cost effective way to break and Captcha is being reported to be between 12 and 20% successful. That's one in every 5 Captchas solved correctly! That's so alarming. Especially for large networks like Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo mail.
Anyway... read some more