"No Captcha reCaptcha" is now more user friendly and more secure

0 comments

Google recently introduced a new API for its spam detecting reCAPTCHA - calling it the "No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA" since it no longer requires users to figure out and type the distorted text they see. Instead, this new API usees advanced risk analysis which analyzes user engagement before, during and after use of the CAPTCHA to determine if the user is really a user or if they are a bot.

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2014/12/are-you-robot-introducing-no-captcha.html

It was found that today's bots and spam software could read the distorted text with about 99% accuracy. For something that can be such a headache to real users, the technology was not doing it's job. Now, the new API increases the security PLUS provides a stronger user experience, even on a mobile experience. This is a win-win for everyone.