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Coder defeats Snapchat’s anti-bot system in less than an hour

23
Jan
2014

Apparently, Snapchats spot-the-ghost human verification tool isnt all that clever — Steven Hickson has already written software that circumvents the anti-bot feature. His technique simply finds the best matches between Snapchats sample pictures and a reference image. Its not flawless, but its still accurate — no mean feat for something that took less than an hour to program.

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