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reCAPTCHA has been broken!
Posted by: Skuld
Date: August 03, 2010 12:48AM

Apparently the audio captcha from reCAPTCHA doesn't actually validate anything, it only looks for a certain number of words. Just click on the audio captcha option and type in ten random words to pass the captcha. Seems like a hell of a bug to me, hope it's fixed soon.

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Re: reCAPTCHA has been broken!
Posted by: Skuld
Date: August 04, 2010 02:06PM

Seems to be fixed.

> reCAPTCHA Support
> From: reCAPTCHA Support <>
> Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 04:05:00 -0400
> Subject: Re: Does not stop spam
> Hi all,
> We've pushed a change which fixes the problem with the audio CAPTCHA.
> Thanks to everyone who brought it to our attention.
> Best,
> The reCAPTCHA team

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