reCAPTCHA FAQ’s

reCAPTCHA FAQ’s

What is reCAPTCHA and What are Its Problems?

reCAPTCHA is a service that Google provides for free to website owners who want to prevent spam and abuse on their forms, comments, registrations, and other online interactions. reCAPTCHA works by asking users to perform a task, such as clicking on a checkbox, typing a word, or selecting images that contain a certain object.

However, reCAPTCHA has some serious problems that may affect your website’s performance, security, privacy, and user experience. Here are some of them:

  • reCAPTCHA collects data on users’ behavior and interactions with the website, which Google may use for its own purposes, such as advertising, profiling, and tracking. This may violate your users’ privacy and your own data protection policies.
  • reCAPTCHA is often ineffective against sophisticated bots and attackers, who can bypass it using various methods, such as automated software, human farms, or machine learning. This may compromise your website’s security and expose it to spam, fraud, and abuse.
  • reCAPTCHA may annoy or frustrate your users, who may have to solve multiple or difficult challenges, or may not be able to solve them at all. This may reduce your website’s usability, accessibility, and conversion rates.