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3 Reasons Why CAPTCHA May Be More Harmful Than Helpful

If we were to have an annoying contest between passwords and CAPTCHAs, the winner would be passwords, but not by a huge margin.

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CAPTCHA decreases conversions

CAPTCHA decreases conversions

According to a study by Distil Networks this month, it was found that 12% of website visitors, when presented with CAPTCHA, were unlikely to continue with what they had come for. That figure is even worse for mobile users. About 27% of them will just close the site when confronted with a CAPTCHA.

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CAPTCHA is against users, not bots

CAPTCHA is against users, not bots

Most users of the site are annoyed by CAPTCHAs so much that they simply leave any interaction or whatever they were doing.

It was also found that there was a wide gap between desktop and mobile abandonment. Since all CAPTCHAs being specifically created for desktops, mobile users find it hard to fill in.

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Bots are better now

Bots are better now

A big turnoff for CAPTCHAs is that their main purpose ­– to block bots – is becoming problematic. The bots have evolved to a point where they are able to solve CAPTCHAs, Essaid stated. Smart CAPTCHAs can stop many bots, but the worst bots can still get past a CAPTCHA.