“If u are not paying for it,
you’re not the customer;
you’re the product being sold”
I am a former “employee” of KeyCAPTCHA.com “company”, having worked for it since 11 Dec, 2010 till May, 2011.
I believe that users of KeyCAPTCHA.com external antispam service will be better informed if they know my story of relations with persons providing KeyCAPTCHA service
It’s non-marketed (non-paid, non-promoted and often deleted at request of KeyCAPTCHA Team) point of view on keycaptcha.com services.
I am only citing the publications of others (to which I have no relation or involvement) or easily verifiable on the internet data.
I even do not publish my info on keycaptcha.com scams as insider (and former employee) of keycaptcha.com
Antispam KeyCAPTCHA.com is being reported as known spammer:
- keycaptcha.com Email address is in blacklist of known spammers (of services from which is impossible or difficult to unsubscribe)
Source (in Russian) with the list of spamming Emails/services:
- “looks like harvesting of post addresses. Impossible to download… You completed the task incorrectly. You completed the task incorrectly” (translated from Russian)
KeyCAPTCHA plugin contribution is unpublished from:
- From JED (Joomla Extension Directory) for fraudulent voting
KeyCAPTCHA service plugin is in Joomla.org’s Vulnerable Extension List:
- KeyCAPTCHA Mod was removed from SimpleMachines.org
It is not true that KeyCAPTCHA is unbreakable by bots,
as it is being affirmed by keycaptcha.com marketing publications, it is just not being hacked on unpopular web resources. Tthere are hundred of publications debunking KeyCAPTCHA’s invincibility:
- “I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but spam on our forum and increased tenfold since installing KeyCAPTCHA.
If anything, it seems less secure than the reCAPTCHA or the Q&A methods (both of which are far from perfect, but seem to cut spam more than KeyCAPTCHA does).
I’ve been deleting spam posts and banning spammers all day for a couple of days now – hundreds of them – since installing this” http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=2180505&postcount=40
- Cracking of Interactive CAPTCHA (In Russian “Взлом интерактивной CAPTCHA”):
- “As promising as this looked. Spambots were still able to register”
- “This is a pretty lousy captcha, as it wouldn’t exactly be difficult to write a program that could match a piece to a grayscale version of the same image”
- I’m using Spam-O-Matic in conjunction with KeyCAPTCHA but neither seem to make any difference as far as spammer signups go (vBulletin)
KeyCAPTCHA being Uninstalled and Replaced by Other Antispam Solution(s) on hundreds webresources due its to technical or usability problems:
- “@ECOTOX We just switched to another CAPTCHA extension, Keycaptcha seems to be giving problems”
- KeyCAPTCHA replaced by less problematic & more intuitive anti-spam solution
Source (in Russian): http://vkontakte.ru/wall-27039534_10
- Forum Captcha (was KeyCAPTCHA, then uninstalled) does not work on Android, Windows Phone 7 App…
- “Removed KeyCAPTCHA Installed @GrowMap’s Anti-Spambot Plugin Happy! http://www.growmap.com/growmap-anti-spambot-plugin #WordPress #Spam “
Non-Usability & User Un-Friendliness of Interactive CAPTCHAs
And interactive captchas cannot support the blind.
Might be this is my lie and slander but I could not find any publications proving the opposite.
- “If I had to register a new account right now, I don’t think I would because that keycaptcha shit is too hard”
“Apparently Keycaptcha isn’t working too well. I still suggest requiring like 10 posts to make a thread”
- “May I also present something half as disasterously unusable: the KeyCAPTCHA https://www.keycaptcha.com. I couldn’t get past it :s”
“keycaptcha.com - holy shit”
“@RootzWiki I have been trying to register for 30min now and it wont let me, keeps telling me my captcha is wrong =/” http://twitter.com/#!/ECOTOX/status/84123162270380032
” @KeyCAPTCHA Ubuntu & Windows in Chrome, Firefox, & Internet Explorer on 2 desktops & laptop, put picture together but always said its wrong “
“KeyCAPTCHA – causes me wild butthurt, been trying to pass it during 5 min in vain, no way”
Translated from Russian:
“KeyCAPTCHA – какой-то дикий батхерт доставляет, тыкаю ее уже минут пять, не выходит ни рожна”
- Idiotic Capthas (ыйе6анутейшая капча)
- “Interactive CAPTCHAs: Step forward or backward?” (PDF)
“I love puzzles. I made 9 accounts!”
Cited from: http://ww.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/exa5e/i_think_this_is_genius_but_i_cant_be_certain/c1boo5w
Cited from: http://joomlaforum.ru/index.php?PHPSESSID=7df383cdc3a55a15eef9216adcc90064&topic=138180.msg752789#msg752789
“KeyCAPTCHA радует” http://twitter.com/#!/Bazulja/status/17691086226980864:
former KeyCAPTCHA Team member
caught by police in cooperation with my former employer (KeyCAPTCHA.com Team) for receiving my salary qualified as extortion