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Monday, August 24, 2009

What is CAPTCHA ?

CAPTCHA acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart" is a way for sites to block spam.

According to Wikipedia it is "A CAPTCHA is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to ensure that the response is not generated by a computer. The process usually involves one computer (a server) asking a user to complete a simple test which the computer is able to generate and grade. Because other computers are unable to solve the CAPTCHA, any user entering a correct solution is presumed to be human. Thus, it is sometimes described as a reverse Turing test, because it is administered by a machine and targeted to a human, in contrast to the standard Turing test that is typically administered by a human and targeted to a machine. A common type of CAPTCHA requires that the user type letters or digits from a distorted image that appears on the screen."

3 comments:

arshad said...

Good topic interesting....
Arshad

arshad said...

Good topic interesting....
Arshad

Faisal qblpindia said...

Hi Arshad Thanks for your comment

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