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How Do I Remove CAPTCHAS?

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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 1:20 am

Annoying as hell. Is there a CSS or addon that removes all CAPTCHAS to avoid selecting stupid street sign and car images?

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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 2:56 am

no captchas - no website. silly idea.

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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 5:21 am

The captchas are there to eliminate visits by bots. As Brummelchen said, if you don't respond to the captcha, you don't get to visit the website.

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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 10:00 am

You can't avoid them altogether but you can certainly reduce how many you see by signing up to a VPN and then configuring Firefox to use their SOCKS5 proxy. I use Mullvad myself and here's a screenshot of the Firefox settings: http://imghst.co/68/Fy5glorU.PNG

A VPN in itself is a good idea anyway especially where it concerns sites which are unencrypted like this one. You've no doubt seen the warning flag when you login to Mozillazine but it won't be of any concern if your connection is already encrypted by the VPN.

What I suggest you do to test it with just the VPN by signing up for an account and then make use of your free 3 hours worth of encrypted browsing to see whether it makes a difference.

Download the setup file and then click "Generate account". https://mullvad.net/guides/installing-m ... t-windows/
It'll generate a 16 digit account number which is all you need. Mullvad doesn't require an email addy and doesn't want to know who you are or where you live. If you decide it's a good idea and want to extend your time limit it'll cost you €5,00 a month. You can install it on any number of devices, but are restricted to five simultaneous connections at any one time.

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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 8:30 pm

you can certainly reduce how many you see by signing up to a VPN and then configuring Firefox to use their SOCKS5 proxy

How does that (VPN) help to reduce the number of CAPTCHAS you may see?


no captchas - no website

You might say, no captchas killz website.
But then, captchas can killz website too (if you can't figure out the captcha).
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Post Posted October 18th, 2017, 12:41 am

captchas are delivered by google or solvemedia - last domain is nearly on every blocklist, whyever (api.solvemedia.com)
there is no option passing for captchas, either when entering a website or posting forms with captcha - as mentioned to avoid bots.

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Post Posted October 18th, 2017, 5:00 am

Brummelchen wrote:captchas are delivered by google or solvemedia - last domain is nearly on every blocklist, whyever (api.solvemedia.com)
there is no option passing for captchas, either when entering a website or posting forms with captcha - as mentioned to avoid bots.

I'm merely quoting from my VPN's site: https://mullvad.net/guides/socks5-proxy/

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Post Posted October 18th, 2017, 6:12 am

Some additional info on the subject: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOCKS#Usage (second paragraph).

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Post Posted October 18th, 2017, 4:53 pm

SOCKS & proxies, that's all well & good, but I'm still failing to see how that has any bearing on the appearance of lack thereof of CAPTCHA?


(I gave up on socks cause given the state of my shoes, virtually sole-less at this point, might as well just let my toes drag the tarmac.)
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Post Posted October 20th, 2017, 9:22 am

therube wrote:SOCKS & proxies, that's all well & good, but I'm still failing to see how that has any bearing on the appearance of lack thereof of CAPTCHA?


(I gave up on socks cause given the state of my shoes, virtually sole-less at this point, might as well just let my toes drag the tarmac.)

Did you miss this sentence in the Wikipedia article I linked to?

    Another use of SOCKS is as a circumvention tool, allowing traffic to bypass Internet filtering to access content otherwise blocked, e.g., by governments, workplaces, schools, and country-specific web services
In that respect CAPTCHA's are a form of Internet filtering.

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Post Posted October 20th, 2017, 10:36 am

captchas are no filters - they grant access to avoid bots or other bad behavior (like ddos)
socks wont suppress that. no captchas - no website.

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Post Posted October 20th, 2017, 10:57 am

Brummelchen wrote:no captchas - no website.


True!

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