There are many different types of CAPTCHAs, ranging from extremely easy to solve to ones that require more effort and are more prone to human error. In their easiest form, they are simply a box that we are told click.
And all we do is click the box to prove we are not a bot, resulting in the image we all see below.
Some of the CAPTCHA tests ask us to type out characters we see that have been exaggerated and changed in some way that humans can supposedly still make them out, but an automated optical character recognition (OCR) program could not.
The most complicated ones are the ones that ask you to “Click on all the squares…” that contain traffic lights, cars, traffic signs, or some other supposedly common image.
The reason why CAPTCHAs are not going away is because they work. They do significantly defeat automated bots and scripts. There have been many attempts by hackers to automate answering CAPTCHAs in bulk, including using machine learning, OCR, and artificial intelligence-like tools. None of them work as good as a human.
So, hackers simply outsourced CAPTCHA solving to human beings. Hackers still use bots and automation to register on websites and create accounts, but the whole process is automated.
Let your end users know about potential malicious CAPTCHA redirects, because if they can recognize and avoid those, they are going to be ahead of the game with the more malicious web elements.
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