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aaranmcguire
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Devs explained the need of a somewhat-hard-to-solve captcha system a while ago. The list of marketplace usernames is very easy to collect automatically, so crackers were trying every available username against common passwords. Bound to find someone on here that is using a common password.

I agree, I have a list of all author usernames on all the marketplaces, very easy, took 5 minutes on a Macbook Air. Yes, Captcha’s can be hard to guess but I bet it keeps a lot of hackers away.

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amatyr4n
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Gmail also showing captcha in their login but only after some failed attempts, so unless you’re a spambot or forgot your password you won’t get the captcha

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Firsh
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Recaptcha used to be the best now it’s even worse than google’s. The good thing is that they show 2 words: one is known, the other is for manual OCR while you help them analyze scanned books or somethin like that. The known word is usually readable. You only have to enter that right, the other doesn’t matter. One time I got CHINESE characters to solve. Thanks.

The only thing I don’t like is that at first it doesn’t show, I enter my password correctly, then it shows up and needs my password again. It makes me believe that I entered the wrong password, but I didn’t. Aargh.

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suraj78
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Gmail also showing captcha in their login but only after some failed attempts, so unless you’re a spambot or forgot your password you won’t get the captcha

This will be much better option.

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Philo01
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Soms improvements where made though :) : http://notes.envato.com/general/captcha-changes

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quickandeasy
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Soms improvements where made though :) : http://notes.envato.com/general/captcha-changes

Yh, but the current captcha is hard most of the time, the support one is nice and easy

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mordauk
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To be honest, I guarantee that every single person has much better things to do than complain about a captcha system. Sure they can be a pain, but in the end they are very, very effective.

And come on! Saying that users who use weak passwords deserved to get hacked is just wrong. Should they use weak passwords? Absolutely not! Does everyone know better than that? No! So please, stop being so high and mighty and go be productive instead.

My two cents.

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amatyr4n
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Even having extremely strong password will not guarantee our account is safe from attack as long as the login page is still not sent through https :p

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Firsh
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Even having extremely strong password will not guarantee our account is safe from attack as long as the login page is still not sent through https :p

+1 It’s amazing how something that handles money is not via https.

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mordauk
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Even having extremely strong password will not guarantee our account is safe from attack as long as the login page is still not sent through https :p
+1 It’s amazing how something that handles money is not via https.

Totally agree that it should be, but technically they don’t really handle any money. They just keep a number that says how much you have. All payments are processed off site through merchants.

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