Monday, April 26, 2010

Spammers Paying Others to Solve Captchas - NYTimes.com

Sign of the times

Faced with stricter Internet security measures, some spammers have begun borrowing a page from corporate America’s playbook: they are outsourcing.

Sophisticated spammers are paying people in India, Bangladesh, China and other developing countries to tackle the simple tests known as captchas, which ask Web users to type in a string of semiobscured characters to prove they are human beings and not spam-generating robots.

Spammers Paying Others to Solve Captchas - NYTimes.com

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