Google is coming up with new technology that will not require the users to prove that they’re not a robot. reCAPTCHA system is basically used as a security safeguard for websites to prevent them from malicious robots. This platform was developed by the tech giant, Google in 2009 and according to the company, it is the most widely used provider of CAPTCHA verification in the world.
CAPTCHA involves the quite frustrating procedure of asking the users to perform a series of visual tasks like deciphering a blurred text to prove they’re human. It’s not only annoying but can be impossible to perform for visually impaired users too.
Finally, Google has come up with a better technology. Their new version of reCAPTCHA technology will be completely invisible to the user end. This means the websites will be able to automatically identify whether the user is a robot or not and they won’t be forced to decipher blurry images of text. This announcement was a part of this week’s Google Cloud Next ’17 conference held in San Francisco.
The tagline of the new version of the reCAPTCHA service is, “Easy for People, Tough for Bots“. And it has made quite some people curious but Google is not offering any details on how exactly this new security system works. They have only revealed that the update relies on machine learning to make a decision about the identity of the user.
The previous versions of the technology required the user to simply click a checkbox, now only those users will have to go through additional security measures who are exhibiting some suspicious activity. The company claimed,
Since the launch of No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA, millions of Internet users have been able to attest they are human with just a single click, Now we’re taking it a step further and making it invisible. Human users will be let through without seeing the “I’m not a robot” checkbox, while suspicious ones and bots still have to solve the challenges.