What are the possible problems with video CAPTCHAs

Captchas can be bypassed and tricked this easily

Marius von der Forst

You can find out how this works and why it is important here.

"Click on the pictures that show a car. This term stands for" completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart ". So it is a “fully automatic public Turing test to differentiate between computers and people”. This short test has been used since 2000, in which one has to recognize suitable pictures, letters, numbers or terms or solve math problems. This is to protect download functions, form fields or forum posts from bots. An important way to avoid spam - but sometimes quite annoying for us users.

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Ordinary people move online differently than automatic algorithms that look for ways to spam someone. Depending on user behavior, no picture puzzle is necessary, which makes surfing a little more pleasant. Practically? Yes, somehow. But sacrificing user behavior for it or, alternatively, even being involved in optimizing Street View - not everyone likes that. Good thing it Buster gives.

Buster is an extension (also called an extension or add-on) for the web browser. It is available for Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera. Buster is a practical function for making the website a little more accessible, especially for picture puzzles that are difficult to solve. And also protect yourself a bit from Google's machinations.

See also:The best browser add-ons for safe browsing

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This is how Buster works

Buster takes advantage of this function. So easy! One click of the mouse, nothing more is necessary. It even worked very well in the test. If it doesn't work, just repeat the process again.

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Install the extension

1. Buster is free and quick and easy to install. It is available in the add-on archives for Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera. Open the link in the browser provided for this purpose.

2. To install the extension, simply tap the corresponding button. This is for example “+ Add to Firefox” or simply “Add”.

3. An information field will then appear in which you can see which rights you have to grant the add-on in order to use it. Confirm the process by clicking on "Add" or "Add extension".

4. The extension is now installed and ready to use. In order to deactivate or uninstall the extension, you have to go to the corresponding add-on management of your browser. In Firefox you can find this via the command "about: addons", in Chrome via "chrome: // extensions /" (enter each without quotation marks.)

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