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Captcha Proving not a Robot

 

Captcha- Proving not a Robot

It could get annoying for us every time proving not a robot during logins to various sites. We are asked to solve CAPTCHA or do image processing. Moreover, these tasks are created in such a way that automated robots cannot read or solve them. This small inconvenience saves us from malicious bots trying to spam us and logging in on our behalf.

Why is us proving not a robot important? What are robotic scripts trying to hack us? What is their functionality? Why do we have to do image analysis proving not a robot? Why do we have to use Captcha

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