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Why CAPTCHA Is Crap, The Femme Fatale Doctor Who Screwed Over the Mob and Hollywood’s ‘Green Book’ Problem

Excuse me, sir or ma’am? Are you a robot?

Of course not. I pay taxes, and I can describe what sex is like.

01010111 01101000 01101111 00100000 01101101 01100101 00111111?

Congrats, because no matter which way you answer my little Turing test it means you’ve never hacked a CAPTCHA. I know this because only humans pay taxes and know what sex is like (most of us, anyway), and no hacker bot would freely admit they read binary. Then again, as you’ll learn in this piece by Hussein Kesvani, CAPTCHAs are incredibly easy to hack — and bad at the one thing they’re designed to do, too.

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