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Submission + - Researcher Breaks reCAPTCHA Using Google's Speech Recognition API (bleepingcomputer.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A researcher has discovered what he calls a "logic vulnerability" that allowed him to create a Python script that is fully capable of bypassing Google's reCAPTCHA fields using another Google service, the Speech Recognition API. The attack is incredibly simple and works by downloading a version of the reCAPTCHA audio challenge, feeding it into Google's Speech Recognition API, getting the text-version of the audio challenge, and feeding it back into the reCAPTCHA field.

Proof-of-concept code is available on GitHub, and the researcher says Google has failed to patch the issue, albeit it's unclear if he ever notified the company. The attack also only works against reCAPTCHA v2, not other versions like v1, or the upcoming Invisble reCAPTCHA (v3).

Because the source code for the exploit is available online, security experts expect to see it ported to JavaScript and used to create browser extensions that bypass reCAPTCHA fields, especially when using the Tor Browser.

Comment Please, don't hate (Score 1) 172

Nobody gives a fuck if you use Uber about your obsession with Obama.

Wow. So much anger and hate for someone, who professes to "not give a fuck"... Not just downmod, but shitpost underneath to vent it all — then spend the night with a bowl of cookies and ice-cream sobbing, how could someone be so unkind to Obama?...

So sad...

Comment Re:Uber need to get a clue. (Score 1) 322

ISIS: Started in Iraq, after a US invasion created a power vacuum and allowed many groups against the US to flourish. Among them was an Al Qaeda affiliate, who are annoyed with the US's actions in Saudi Arabia during the first gulf war.

Iran: Political Islam was arguably created (as we know it), and definitely fostered, as a way of uniting people against the puppet installed by western interests.

So no, they didn't start in a vacuum - they were both formed as responses to US foreign policy.

That you wouldn't even mention that shows you either don't know about Islam, or are intellectually dishonest enough to consciously ignore it. Pick one.

Comment Seems like improvement... (Score 2, Insightful) 196

acrimonious relationship between the intelligence community and President Donald Trump

Yeah, stop leaking the White House staff's communications to press, you "Deep Throat" wannabes...

said he was stunned by the caliber of the would-be recruits [applying for private sector jobs -mi]

This part, actually, sounds great — consumer's technology gets a chance to improve beyond the government's ability to spy on us.

And not just American Government's — by far the most benign of the three — that of Russia and China as well.

Submission + - Weaponized Narrative Is the New Battlespace

Rocky Mudbutt writes: Weaponized Narrative Is the New Battlespace and the U.S. is in the unaccustomed position of being seriously behind its adversaries.

An article from defenseone makes the point that we are shifting to a post-factual world.

Far from being simply a U.S. or U.K. phenomenon, shifts to âoepost-factualismâ can be seen in Poland, Hungary, Turkey, France, and the Philippines, among other democracies. Russia, whose own political culture is deeply post-factual and indeed post-modern, is now ably constructing ironic, highly cynical, weaponized narratives that were effective in the Ukrainian invasion, and are now destabilizing the Baltic states and the U.S. election process.

This comes from:

  • Brad Allenby Co-director of The Weaponized Narrative Initiative
  • Joel Garreau Co-director of The Weaponized Narrative Initiative

Comment Re:and smaller (Score 1) 141

I did actually say smaller too, though it's late here and I may be as coherent as I think :p

Agreed on the disposable income connundrum too, especially when you consider how many people are already shelling out for a smartphone that's quite capable for their media consumption as both of us have noted

I'd also add thag the decline in home ownership may controbute too, a TV is one more large object to move if you don't expect to stay in the same place for a long time. At the very least only having 1 TV makes things easier than multiple ones

Comment There is competition and it is vicious (Score 0) 172

Kamel: "Competitors? You had the business model in your hands you could have the prices you want but you choose to buy everybody a ride."

What? That's just idiotic. Of course, Uber had competition — even before the rise of Lyft, they had taxis to compete with. And, in some cities, the "limos" or "black cars".

Personally, I forswore Uber, when they hired David Plouffe — the jerk, that helped impose an incompetent nincompoop on our country for eight years — who started spamming the customers (such as myself) with bullshit like how "Uber helps minority drivers" (I imagine, it must've been a hit with the pro-Obama crowd!) So, from then on I always start with Lyft, when searching for a ride.

But now, seeing this evident ganging-up on Uber, maybe, I'll try to use them first again...

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