10 February 2021
5 reasons why you need a Captcha solution
By: Dr Mohammad Reza Beheshti
Your business and your website are the most important things to protect and yet many business owners do not take cyber security seriously enough. That said we can only imagine how many captcha tests are complete online every day with figures stated at over 200 million per day.
Spam is just one of the irritating things hackers can produce. Whether you manage your website yourself or have to approve or delete spammed comments, one thing is for sure, without the right captcha solution you will be racking up plenty of these. Stop cyber criminals spamming blogs or news content pages with dodgy comments and links to other websites and the spam that comes via your ‘Contact Us’ page.
Stop brute force attacks
Brute force attacks are common and the most basic brute force attack is a dictionary attack, where the attacker works through a dictionary of possible passwords and tries them all just like trying keys in a lock until they find the one that fits. This could affect your business if it has online accounts that hackers could repeatedly try to log-in using hundreds of different passwords.
Bots are becoming smarter
With the addition of AI, bots are becoming much smarter at imitating human behaviour. Prevent hackers from signing up for multiple email accounts that they can then go on to use for nefarious purposes.
To make online shopping more secure
Protecting your customers information is paramount to your business. Hackers that can scrape a website for information could be grabbing information from your customers’ accounts and then selling it on the dark web. Ransomware comes into play here – you may have noticed high profile websites have been targeted with stolen information available on the dark web. It doesn’t need to be a high-profile organisation though for a hacker to target. Scraping information from smaller business sites can be just as lucrative when done in high quantity.
To give your customers confidence
When there Is a captcha solution on your website, even though they can be off putting it shows you are taking cyber security into account. Now in fairness there are many captcha solutions available on the market, so if you don’t have one shop around. You may already have a captcha solution in place that really isn’t doing a good enough job. As technology has advanced so have those captcha solutions.
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