CAPTCHA security Hotmail.com / Live.com bypassed

An article from Websense shows how new bots are able to bypass the CAPTCHA security that prevents spammers from creating large number of accounts.

According to Websense the three main advantages for spammers to target this CAPTCHA are:

  • the Microsoft domain is unlikely to be blacklisted
  • they are free to sign up
  • it may be hard to keep track of them as there are millions of users worldwide using the service.

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The same arguments are true for the other major providers like gmail, yahoo, etc.

One thought on “CAPTCHA security Hotmail.com / Live.com bypassed

  1. These are main accounts that are being hacked. It merely provides media attention where bots were already able of econding lots of captchas.

    It is time to look for alternatives.

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