Ryanair uses them, Ticketmaster uses them and even Expedia has been known to use them but Captchas are evolving from the squiggly often illegible words familiar to most
It seems Captcha security measures are annoying consumers enough to make a couple of companies to ditch the system for something for user-friendly
There was about as much chance of RyanairPlus being able to carry on unimpeded as the carrier it is trying to wind up also scrapping bag fees and the infamous cabin crew calendar.
Many rejoice when low cost carrier Ryanair lands another bout of bad publicity or, more recently, others think of ways of getting around its refusal to work with third partie
Here is Luis von Ahn, one of the creators of online authentication services Captcha and ReCaptcha. A quirky and entertaining kinda guy with clearly an enormous brain.
Ryanair shouldn’t be too alarmed about the determination of some travel companies to find ways round its reCaptcha security feature to continue to access its flights.
Technology experts say Ryanair’s latest initiative to prevent screen-scraping on its site will make things difficult but not impossible
Advertisers, including Expedia, Off & Away and a couple of hotel chains, are supplementing display advertising by using publishers’ CAPTCHA security tools for brand messaging.