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Cyberattackers Embrace CAPTCHAs to Hide Phishing, Malware

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Aug
2021
Cyberattackers Embrace CAPTCHAs to Hide Phishing, Malware

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Cyberattackers are using Google’s reCAPTCHA (aka the “I am not a robot” function) and fake CAPTCHA-like services to obscure various phishing and other campaigns, according to researchers. There are signs however that those evasion efforts may be losing their efficacy.

CAPTCHAs are familiar to most internet users as the challenges that are used to confirm that they’re human. The Turing test-ish puzzles usually involve clicking all photos in a grid that contain a certain object, or typing in a word presented as blurred or distorted text.

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