Gmail CAPTCHA Cracked in Teams; Bots Get 'Tude

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Cracking Yahoo's CAPTCHA human verification may have been a major security-breach milestone, but now bots have been tag-teaming in pairs to crack Google's Gmail human test too, which they currently can pull off one in five attempts. During the crack, they also appear, somewhat snarkily, to read Google's help pages, perhaps as a means of preventing a timeout. [Slashdot]

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Would'nt it be easier (and cheaper) to just outsouce the entry of CAPTCHA to the subcontinent? Its not like the operator has to be able to speak English or read, just type it in.