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Google's new Captcha system ditches hard-to-read words for one-click authentication

Google's new Captcha system ditches hard-to-read words for one-click authentication
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I've been bored of Captcha tasks since the first time that a website made me prove that I wasn't a robot. Companies have tried just about everything to make proving your humanity online fun.

The worst Captcha of all — and I'm sure you'll agree — has to be the ones that throw a hard-to-read combination of letters and numbers at you.

If ever there was a moment where a company had the right to say the classic "There has to be a better way!" line usually reserved for infomercials, Google's latest innovation would be it.

As it turns out, all Google's next-gen Captcha system needs to prove that you're human is to watch how you click a checkbox.

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