Generative AI is making some platforms useless
The hCaptcha research team recently reviewed generative AI abuse in the wild. We found that many online services have no effective mitigation in place. This report covers one example of our findings.
May 9, 2023
Detecting Large Language Models
Generative AI has improved over the past decade. Here's how we adapt to AI advances.
April 18, 2023
hCaptcha vs. Turnstile
Recently, our friends at Cloudflare introduced a bot defense product called Turnstile. How does it compare to hCaptcha? Read this post to find out.
December 8, 2022
hCaptcha vs. reCAPTCHA
Why Organizations are Choosing hCaptcha over reCAPTCHA v2 and reCAPTCHA v3.
September 15, 2022
Can Dogs Smile?
Making challenges fun means understanding what people like.
August 17, 2022
Introducing hCaptcha Pro
Have you ever wanted to offer a lower friction experience to your users while maintaining good defenses against automation?
July 26, 2022
How Invalid Traffic is Damaging Your Marketing Operations
Invalid traffic (IVT) is artificially inflated traffic and activity on a website that doesn’t come from users with a genuine interest in the site’s content, products, or services.
July 14, 2022
Protecting User Privacy is Not Optional
Online services face increasing public pressure to protect their visitors' private data. This is reflected in many new data privacy laws around the world.
June 30, 2022
Announcing Support for Private Access Tokens
Curious about Private Access Tokens, aka PATs? hCaptcha has been working on standardizing the protocol behind them for years, and today Apple announced support in iOS 16.
June 8, 2022
Bots, Botkits, and Botnets – Know Your Enemy
Learn about the different types of bots and how they can be used for malicious purposes. Understand the dangers of botkits and botnets and how to protect yourself from them.
June 1, 2022
Fake Diurnals - Malicious Bots Hiding in Plain Sight
Unveil the threat of fake diurnal bots hiding in plain sight. Learn how these malicious bots can harm your website and ways to prevent them.
May 18, 2022
How to Defend Your Organization Against a Card Testing Attack
eCommerce grew significantly in the aftermath of 2020 and the global pandemic. Unfortunately, so did financial fraud and payment-card-testing attacks.
May 13, 2022
Fastmail Puts Privacy First with hCaptcha
Fastmail initially used Google reCAPTCHA, but their customers were unhappy because it collected, stored, and transmitted PII. Switching to hCaptcha solved the problem and delighted Fastmail customers
May 5, 2022
Why e-Commerce Leader Shopify Uses hCaptcha
Shopify uses hCaptcha for many different applications, from protecting logins to stopping bots from hoarding limited-release goods.
April 29, 2022
hCaptcha: Advice on SOC2 Type II Certification
hCaptcha has been under the SOC 2 Type II audit regime for some time. Here are some lessons we learned along the way.
April 21, 2022
Humanity Verification: The First 3,000 Years
For thousands of years, people have dreamed about AI and the challenges it might bring in distinguishing humans from machines.
April 18, 2022
Empowering Security Teams through Advanced Analytics
Learn how advanced analytics can empower security teams to stay ahead of threats and protect their organizations.
April 18, 2022
hCaptcha Now One Million Publishers
We are delighted to announce that hCaptcha surpassed one million publishers this year.
April 14, 2022
hCaptcha is not affected by the Okta compromise
hCaptcha's review of the January 2022 Okta compromise. There was no impact to hCaptcha services.
March 23, 2022
How Credential Stuffing Can Derail Your Business and What to Do About It
Credential stuffing attacks are on the rise, with billions of stolen credentials now available to attackers. hCaptcha helps stop bots from breaking into user accounts.
February 22, 2022
hCaptcha is not affected by log4shell. Here's how we know.
The log4j2 remote code execution bug recently swept the internet, affecting a large percentage of online services. hCaptcha was not affected. Here is how we verified that fact.
January 13, 2022
hCaptcha Is Now The Largest Independent CAPTCHA Service, Runs on 15% Of The Internet
You can beat Google by putting privacy first
January 8, 2022
Do all CAPTCHAS discriminate against non-Americans?
A look at hCaptcha solve rates across the globe
January 4, 2022
Why CAPTCHAs Will Be With Us Always
The first known spam email was sent in 1978. Almost five decades later, email spam continues to plague us. There are industries creating spam and those who defend against it. Why is that?
May 13, 2021
Globo Counts Nearly 3 Million Votes per Minute with hCaptcha Enterprise
Big Brother Brasil has broken all records for engagement, setting a new popularity benchmark and peaking at 2.988 million votes in a single minute and hundreds of millions of votes per day.
March 24, 2021
Accessibility at hCaptcha: Current and Future Plans
Discover hCaptcha's plans to improve web accessibility. Learn how they're making their platform more inclusive for all users, present and future.
March 23, 2021
hCaptcha Now Natively Available in WPForms
If you are looking to easily add forms to your WordPress site while getting all the benefits of hCaptcha protection, give them a try!
December 17, 2020
AI Ethics in the Real World
Explore the ethical considerations surrounding AI in today's world. From bias to accountability, discover how AI is changing our society.
July 18, 2020
Implementing hCaptcha in your Flutter App
You can get up and running in just a few minutes with Flutter and hCaptcha.
June 13, 2020
Using hCaptcha with Outsystems 11 Reactive web applications
Below is the process to get hCaptcha invisible mode working in an Outsystems 11 Reactive web application.
May 21, 2020
How hCaptcha Difficulty Settings Work
hCaptcha has several difficulty modes available for publishers to choose. Today we’ll look at what they do, and the tradeoffs of picking each one.
April 3, 2020
Fight spam on your Telegram group with hCaptcha
Telegram has become an increasingly popular chat option, boasting hundreds of millions of monthly users. However, popular Telegram groups are bombarded by spam due to a lack of built-in protections.
December 5, 2019
Which countries have the most bot traffic? (2019)
hCaptcha.com served many billions of requests in 2019, and some interesting trends emerged from all that data.
December 3, 2019
hCaptcha Now Supports Privacy Pass
Online privacy is important to us at hCaptcha, and we are always looking for ways to strengthen this fundamental human right.
November 4, 2019
Upcoming Changes to Earnings Estimates
Two of the most-requested publisher features for hCaptcha have been more accurate real-time estimates and more rapid final reconciliations. Learn about the changes being made to enable these features.
October 25, 2019
How to Use hCaptcha with Android Apps
Good news! It is quite simple to integrate hCaptcha with your native Android app today.
June 21, 2019
Using hCaptcha with PHP
Want to integrate hCaptcha on a site with PHP? It only takes a few seconds.
June 2, 2019
hCaptcha plugin for WordPress now available
It takes only seconds to start using hCaptcha for WordPress!
May 2, 2019
How hCaptcha Calculates Rewards
hCaptcha uses sophisticated machine learning models to determine whether your visitors are human, and whether the answers they supply are correct.
February 5, 2019
Surviving Cloudflare Argo Outages With Zero Downtime (hCaptcha Engineering Blog)
We maintained better than 99.99% uptime in 2018 despite heavy growth in popularity of the hCaptcha service. This was due to engineering our operations for high reliability from day one.
January 28, 2019
Surviving Cloudflare Outages (hCaptcha Engineering Blog)
At hCaptcha we see failures often: load balancers go offline, cluster hardware degrades, developers commit incorrect code, network links overload, and so on.
January 24, 2019
Using hCaptcha with React
This is a multi-part series that details the business and technical architecture of HUMAN Protocol, an approach to human-level machine intelligence allowing machines to ask us for the data they need.
November 8, 2018