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Re: Feedback on in-browser CAPTCHA research

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2019 09:29:16 -0500
To: public-rqtf@w3.org
Message-ID: <20190307142916.GL2765@rednote.net>
Looking at Scott's analysis, I'm thinking we may want to respond to this
poster sooner rather than later.

I believe our out of scope response, as discussed at yesterday's
telecon, is based on our understanding that the tool is not attempting
to distinguish human from robotic users, but rather DOS attacks. There
are, of course, many types of malicious actors on the web. Our focus is
specifically the reverse Teuring test as opposed to the general
proposition that bot attacks should be blocked wherever possible.

There's probably a more elegant way to state this, but I thought it best
to respond on list with a first cut.


Scott Hollier writes:
> To the RQTF
> Following up on my action item, I've had a look at the product discussed in the GitHub feedback. The product is outlined by the website as "a highly available cluster of reverse proxies, filtering traffic to your origin server." While it does focus on stopping bots, its seems to be more of an automated packet sniffer / analytical server-side security tool that focuses on denial-of-service attacks rather than user interaction. I've done a bit of digging in online discussion forums and to date haven't found anything that specifically suggests it has any elements that interac as a public turing testt with the user, so in my opinion it falls outside the scope of our CAPTCHA accessibity discussion.
> Also it looks like I've been accidentally assigned to the wrong response in GitHub - not sure how to reassign it!
> Thanks everyone, look forward to the call later today.
> Scott.
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Janina Sajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
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