Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail systematically abused by spammers

To anyone who still thinks that security can be solved with technology, they ought to read articles such as these dealing with how spammers and hackers are defeating Captcha technology. Captcha's are those annoying distorted letters or sounds that humans have to figure out in order to proceed with some online activity (often when registering a new email account).

Earlier this year, I saw an presentation from Jeremiah Grossman (of WhiteHat Security) at the Twin Cities OWASP chapter which mesmerized the audience and destroyed our dreams of easy security in a Web 2.0 world.

Src: Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail systematically abused by spammers | ZDNet.com

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