Introducing The New “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” from Google!
Hate Captcha? Enter NoCaptcha by Google Offering Text-Less Verification
Google’s reCAPTCHA has emerged as the best way to verify a user’s human credentials by entering a decipher/code or non-sensical text. So, the onus of proving the humanity of the user lies entirely on the user itself. This has been going on successfully for the past many years and bots have been put to rest very effectively.
But after years of loyal service, it was getting monotonous. Something was bound to replace this. So, Google came up with another brilliant idea. Why not simply ask the users whether they are humans or not – with a simple tick button.
No Captcha reCaptcha Experience
This radical new API simplifies the original reCaptcha experience into a much simpler term. And the best part is there is no Captcha involved here. When implemented on a website, many people will be able to verify their ‘human-ness’ without actually reading and entering a Captcha code. With a simple tick on the check box, they can easily verify and proceed further.
Where Captcha Failed – A Look into the Past
The Captchas have long been providing security to the websites and critical online processes. This process was going on well since many years because robots never had the ability to read distorted text quiet accurately. However, recent advances in the imaging and artificial intelligence suggest that computers now have the ability to read text with very high accuracy. So, this distorted text of Captcha can no longer be considered safe and dependable.
Enter NoCaptcha in to the Picture
Google was researching Advanced Risk Analysis for reCAPTCHA (read NoCaptcha) for the past some years. So, instead of just the distorted text, the algorithm now explores the entire engagement of the user with respect to the Captcha – before and after – in order to determine a person’s human credentials. So, the users in turn have a better browsing experience.
The new API is the next evolutionary step in the Captcha verification process. Humans simply have to check the box and they are verified in most cases, they are cleared.
So, is this the End of Captcha?
Does this mean that Captcha is dead? No, basically. Consider a case of failure where a user is not cleared through. Here the algorithm has predicted that the user is in fact a bot. This will lead to more Captcha cues in order to get more cues. This simply increases the security check points that a user has to clear to get further access.
Mobile users will particularly find this new experience much more useful. A tap on your mobile can help you select the appropriate images to go through the verification process. Clues are given to further help you make the right choice. This provides a multi-layered security to the users and data both.
Many websites are already seeing great results after implementing this radical new approach. SnapChat, Humble Bundle and WordPress are some early adopters. User experience and speed of approach has been increased.
Abusive bots are left in the dust. And we are not sorry for doing that.