Essay about Computers And Its Impact On Computer Programs

802 Words Sep 11th, 2016 4 Pages
Humans verses Robots

Everyone, at one point, had to verify whether they were a human or a robot when requesting to access a certain site. Most are familiar with this program but others have no clue what it’s called. This program is called CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart). It is a program that protects websites against bots by generating word puzzles that humans can pass but current computer programs cannot. Have you ever wondered if this program is effective when telling a computer and a human apart? With the advancement of technology at our door step, is it possible that computers can easily type in a distorted message? It is said the human’s only use 10 percent of our brain’s capacity. Computers, on the other hand, can gather infinite amount of information and can receive, store and access numerous amounts of data.
When confronted with a CAPTCHA program, it is not a complex system. It only takes seconds to verify a bot from a human. Usually these things frustrates users because they feel that it is an unnecessary step in the sequence of accessing a website. What does the CAPTCHA protect when you rightfully type in the distorted message puzzle? There are countless ways that the program can be geared

towards when protecting the data of certain sites. It might be spam, hackers, or simply attacks. The CAPTCHA program gives you the option to hear the words displayed on the screen or request for different words that might…

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