We’ve all had the burden of a CAPTCHA before. Those little boxes asking you to ‘click all images of a traffic light’ before we can submit or log in online. It can be frustrating when you really want to get to the content you seek. Why exactly is the internet riddled with these obstacles? Let’s find out.
What is the purpose of CAPTCHA?
The name is an acronym standing for ‘Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart‘. The purpose of it is to be challenging to computers, yet easy for a person to solve. Distorted letters or choosing snippets of an image are typical challenges. In short, this ensures that you are a real person. How can anything but a person use the internet? – you may wonder. Bots. These are computer systems setup to automatically scour the internet much faster than a buildings worth of people could in a week, within a second. Hackers and criminals set these computers up to perform malicious tasks.
The preventing of spam comments, links to malicious websites and deliberate attempts to overload a website are the result of a CAPTCHA. Because they stop us from quickly and easily progressing through posting a comment or loading a page, they are also stopping harmful processes from clogging up the internet with dangerous or annoying content. Knowing this makes it a little more tolerable, as there is a valid and good reason to put up with the inconvenience.
When might I need to use a CAPTCHA on my website?
Thankfully, because every website I build for clients is built on the world’s leading technologies – you don’t need to think twice. WordPress and other Website Features I configure on your site for your business handle CAPTCHA’s so that you don’t need to. This ensures only real and legitimate customers are getting through the net to your business and staff. This saves you a tonne of time and hassle in dealing with false or dangerous automated scams and fraudsters. These ‘safety net’ features make life easier and the internet a safer place to do business for you and your customers.
The internet is a better place with your business website
Because of handy little technologies such as CAPTCHA and a wealth of other useful Website Features, operating online is a no-brainer for your business. You can take advantage of the growth and profit from operating online with your very own company website and serve your customers better. To have all of this taken care of, with inspiration and ideas that suit your firm, get in touch with Shane Bunting today to discuss your website project. You can also explore more Learn topics or read some of the Latest editorials here on the site.