Hot Pix and Kittens Eliminate Robots

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You know those web site forms where you have to prove you are human and not some robotic program by reading crazy shaped or distorted letters and numbers and copy them into a box? Well, that’s called Text Captcha (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) and not everyone likes is, so here’s news of a couple of alternatives.

KittenAuth presents you with a grid of small furry animals and you have to click on the kittens — apparently programs are no good at telling small furry animals apart — but our favourite so far is Hotcaptcha, where you have to click on a grid of nine faces and select the three ‘hot’ people to complete the form. Judging by the samples we’ve seen so far words like worms and cans spring to mind…

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