Hi all, if you want to give it a try, I've just added it to the MaterialUp submission form.
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This seems nifty. I'm still a but unclear as to how it works though.
According to Google, they use an “Advanced Risk Analysis backend for reCAPTCHA that actively considers a user’s entire engagement with the CAPTCHA.”
There's some good discussion over on HN about this. Sounds like they're mainly using cookies (e.g., has the user logged in to Google accounts?) to make the distinction.
Interesting, I thought they might be doing a lot of analysis based on JS events and timing when your mouse is over the captcha.
I believe it's a combination of everything (ip address, cookies, mouse movement).
I like using honeypots but I'm skeptical as to whether they can beat bots more effectively.
Is it just me or did anyone else look for an identical picture on the mobile-friendly reCAPTCHA?
Yep, the description is a bit confusing...
Seems cool, and I have some hunches as to how it works, but how do you write a blog post like this and just leave out any mention of how it works? As if people are going to go "Of course! Just click a box that says I am human, why didn't I think of that!"
Totally agree with you. Why can't they do the initial check in the background? And only if it there's suspicion of a bot, then show the good old captcha which most people are already familiar with.
I mean the whole animation looks nice, but I'm not sure it adds any value. On top of that I would have gone with something less "Google-ish" which can be easily incorporated in any design.
After this, captcha is still a worst UX experience there is. It is a work offloaded from handful of developers to all the users who must suffer and complete exercises in order to submit forms.
There are many ways to perform "negative captchas" that do the captcha the other way around -- detecting whether form was submitted by robots. Real humans should not have to do any tricks for simple form submissions.
I've been using simple hidden e-mail field trick for years and it catches around 95+% of robot submissions. If you combine it with additional statistical analysis, you get a pretty solid system without bothering real people.
Very excited about this. CAPTCHAs are a huge pain point in online experiences.
Been in place on the goo.gl URL shortener for a while now: http://goo.gl/