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August 27, 2014

Beyond CAPTCHA: Researching new methods

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A current web feature seen on authentication required websites is CAPTCHA, an image or pair of words that require the user to type in or speak what they see or hear. With the ever-increasing sophistication of bot programs that can read or speak, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have been conducting studies on new authentication methods going beyond the established CAPTCHA method specifically through dynamic cognitive gaming (DCG).

One method of DCG being researched is to present a user with an interactive module that uses simple matching techniques like giving the user is given several objects to choose from and they have to associate it with another piece. An example of this is: picking a boat out of a series of objects and dragging and dropping the boat next to a dock. This methodology is still being tested but early results are positive.

For more details on the study, check out this article from Science Daily.