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Google launches reCAPTCHA v3 that detects bad traffic without user
reCAPTCHA v3 assigns incoming site visitors a risk score and lets
webmasters takes custom actions based on this score.
By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | October 30, 2018 -- 00:08 GMT (17:08
PDT) | Topic: Security
Google today launched an update to its reCAPTCHA technology that the
company has been offering since 2007 to fight off bots on the world wide
reCAPTCHA v3, as the new version has been branded, is a complete
overhaul of the reCAPTCHA technology that we know and... most of the
The good news is that the new system does not require any user
interaction anymore. Gone are the days of reCAPTCHA v1 when everyone was
trying to decipher in garbled text, and gone are the days of v2 when
everyone was getting annoyed at clicking on endless image streams of
"store fronts," "roads," and "cars" for up to 2-3 minutes.
Instead, reCAPTCHA v3 will use a secret new Google proprietary
technology to learn a website's normal traffic and user behavior.
Google says that by observing how regular users interact with the
website and its sections, it would be able to detect abnormalities and
detect bots or undesirable actions.
Incoming visitors will be assigned "risk scores" based on their source
or the action they want to take on a site. Scores will go from 0.1 (bad)
to 1 (good). Site admins can decide how their website reacts based on
the risk score.
The way they can do this is by adding a new "action" tag to the pages or
page sections they want to protect. These "action" tags, in correlation
with risk scores, will enable Google to take automated actions, when
possible, such as requiring the user/bot to go through a phone
verification to validate his identity before being allowed on a page or
approving an action (such as posting a comment).
But Google says these "action" tags can also be used with a local site's
internal data, such as profile or transaction histories, as an
alternative user validation system.
The entire system is very complex, compared to reCAPTCHA v2, but website
owners have had a long time to test out the kinks thanks to a beta
period that started last May.
The biggest benefit of reCAPTCHA v3 is that website owners can now
control and decide how their website reacts to bots and bad traffic, and
not let Google take these decisions for them, as it was the norm with v1
reCAPTCHA v3 will be generally available later this week, and users can
find out more on its official website and Google's official announcement.
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