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Snapchat adds Captcha to account creation, beaten within 24 hours

01/23, 6:36am

Snapchat Captcha defeated by 100 lines of code created in 30 minutes

A coder has claimed to have bypassed Snapchat's verification system, within a day of its launch. The verification system, which attempts to prevent spammers from quickly creating accounts via a Captcha-style method, was circumvented by less than 100 lines of code and approximately 30 minutes of work, strongly suggesting that the system is not fit for purpose.

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Civil rights activists release empathy-based Captcha system

10/07, 8:17pm

Test requires responding with correct emotional response

A new captcha system has been released by a Swedish human rights group. The new test by the Civil Rights Defenders activist group uses "human emotion" as part of the check, by asking how a person feels about an event and asking them to type the word that matches from a selection of three.

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