On 12 Mar 2009, at 23:02, Clifford Heath wrote:
> Eleanor McHugh wrote:
>> On 12 Mar 2009, at 10:34, Redd Vinylene wrote:
>>> now this thread is gonna pop up every time some kiddie Googles   
>>> how to crack CAPTCHAs.
>> So what? This is a non-trivial problem and no script kiddie is  
>> likely  to solve it anytime soon, whether in Ruby or in another  
>> language.
>
> No, it's a trivial problem. Display the image on a webpage somewhere
> and offer porn for a human if they decode it for you. They don't need
> to know that the captcha is for a 3rd-party site.

The weak-point in any security scheme is always human - but I think  
that's the best use of the principle I've seen in a long time ;)


Ellie

Eleanor McHugh
Games With Brains
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