Google reCaptcha v1 API has shut down on March 31, 2018.
If you own a website which has a form, forum or any such sort of user engagement feature then it is very likely that you must have a Google reCaptcha integrated on your website.
If yes, then this certainly needs your attention.
As per the Google’s official blog:
Any calls to the v1 API will not work after March 31, 2018. Starting in November 2017, a percentage of reCAPTCHA v1 traffic will begin to show a notice informing users that the old API will soon be retired.
What are these CAPTCHAs exactly?
Technically CAPTCHA is a Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart.
In layman terms, Google reCaptcha is a free service which fights and stops bots from spamming your website with fake inquiries or forum spamming etc. It differentiates humans and bots by using machine learning and advanced risk analysis.
A small yet very powerful feature to protect websites from spam attacks.
If your Google reCAPTCHA is not working or showing an error probably you haven’t yet updated to Google reCaptcha V2
Expired Version: V1
What is reCAPTCHA V2?
reCaptcha V2 is the latest working version which ensures an improved user experience and better equipped to prevent spam.
There are 3 options for upgrade
1. Google reCaptcha V2
reCAPTCHA v2 requires the user to click on a checkbox which justifies that the user is not a robot or a spamming machine.
There are two probabilities after this, it will either pass the user immediately (No CAPTCHA) or it will further challenge them to validate whether or not they are human.
2. Invisible reCAPTCHA
3. reCAPTCHA Android
If you own an App on playstore reCaptcha Android will help you to protect your app from spam an automated traffic. You can integrate it on your android apps and prevent malicious traffic.
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