Have you ever tried to post a comment on your favorite blog or tried to creat an entry on Wikipedia and you had to type in these strange distorted letters? These letters are called CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”
Its an annoying system that most of us have come to hate but had to use to block spam bots that automate tasks like account registration and comment posting.
A team of researcher have defeated the system with a process called segmentation where they were able to separate the letters and through a special process, clear up the image and automate a method of reading them.
The only system that was not defeated was that used by Google. Are we going to look for alternative solutions? Are the new solutions going to be even more annoying? Why do you think?