Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2099 Google launches invisible reCAPTCHA with no user interaction required
Google has launched the latest version of the reCAPTCHA service, which won't ask users to click a checkbox, as it did until now.

Google bought reCAPTCHA in 2009 and put its new acquisition to work right away when it combined it with its Google Books venture through which it was trying to scan and digitize all known books and newspapers.

For years, users had to enter two random words to solve the reCAPTCHA challenge, words which in reality were mangled texts resulted from the book and newspaper scanning process.

As the Google Books indexing process ended, Google then started pestering users with street names and street numbers, details from mangled Google Maps Street View photos.
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#2103 New Instagram credential stealers discovered on Google Play
#2102 New macOS Proton RAT available for sale on Russian hacking forum
#2101 Spam campaign targets financial institutions with fake security software
#2100 Detecting and eliminating Chamois, a fraud botnet on Android
#2099 Google launches invisible reCAPTCHA with no user interaction required
#2098 0day exploits rarely discovered by more than one group, study finds
#2097 Dahua, Hikvision IoT devices under siege
#2096 New Linux malware exploits CGI vulnerability
#2095 How online gamers use malware to cheat
#2094 Preinstalled malware targeting mobile users
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