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Darghelm, in the Foothills of Ulvania
The hardy people of Ulvania value family bonds and friends over all else, so Darghelm has developed an extensive network of taverns, cozy inns, and messaging systems. They are not a cowardly nor xenophobic people and so allow people from all over the continent to use their taverns and speakeasy establishments.
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AuthorThread: anti-cheat gateways
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Message #45447 Posted: Aug 9, 2010, 8:57 am
don't know if anyone has ever noticed but on some of the anti-cheating text boxes you'll occasionally get a confusing as hell "word" i got one when i was voting at the site for the 4th link on the top row today, it gave me a headache real fast trying to figure that "word" out (it looked like a bunch of O's and had about 4 or 5 lines in various parts) mostly cause it didn't look like a word at all, anyone else have this kinda thing happen? (yea i'm bored as hell right now so i asked something slightly pointless, and i'm not sure if this is the right section for this thread)
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Message #45449 Posted: Aug 9, 2010, 1:40 pm
Good a place to ask as any. And probably the right place at that. :)

If you are talking about the Captcha texts, yes, sometimes they can be kind of unreadable. I know some of the sites let you reload a new one, and that can help.
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Message #45470 Posted: Aug 15, 2010, 1:42 pm
why don't they just use normal letters in a jpg? i mean a bot can't read an image anyway right?
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Message #45474 Posted: Aug 15, 2010, 6:51 pm
Yes it can. Just requires OCR software used in conjunction.
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Message #45506 Posted: Aug 23, 2010, 8:39 pm
really? when that happen? also i hate recaptcha codes. to friggen hard to read and most the time they are not real words
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Message #45513 Posted: Aug 24, 2010, 12:05 am
That's why they use the hard to read letters. :)

You can play the audio ones if they have those enabled, but I believe there was a briefing at Defcon (or some other hacking conference) about how they broke some of those. Had to do with the repeat rate of the audio.

Breaking CAPTCHA code is an evolving process, every time they get it set, the botherders break it, and they have to innovate. Its the opposite of the AV guys and signature files versus the malware writers.
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Message #45518 Posted: Aug 25, 2010, 1:30 am
well why dont they use a gif file?
like it would scroll through the letters.or something like that?
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Message #45520 Posted: Aug 25, 2010, 11:14 am
An OCR (Optical Character Reader) is designed to work with any type of image format, jpeg, gif, tiff, etc. So that in an of itself wouldn't be a quick solution.
 
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