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Re: captchas in dpub?

From: Nick Ruffilo <nickruffilo@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2015 12:15:05 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+Dds5_qFS_aMB8FqJjyTTX9vZWCjJTg-ZeCoYCTtk2sxBExWg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Deborah Kaplan <dkaplan@safaribooksonline.com>
Cc: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
While this is clearly not something in use today, I can imagine CAPTCHA
being a really good encryption breaker-preventer.  Imagine if every time
you wanted to attempt to put in a password/passkey to decrypt you had to do
a CAPTCHA - this would essentially stop brute-force attempting.

Personally I know that there is no way to truly stop hacking/cracking, so
even the method above wouldn't fully prevent things.  But, it's an
interesting use case that would at least make a good buzz-word (Only people
will be able to read your content) yet it's letting non-people read that
will create wonderful new business models we haven't yet thought of.


On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Deborah Kaplan <
dkaplan@safaribooksonline.com> wrote:

> The accessibility task force was wondering about the applicability of
> CAPTCHA to digital publishing, and none of us could come up with use cases
> for CAPTCHAs in digital publishing. As accessibility folks, of course, we
> all want to say that CAPTCHAs are totally irrelevant to digital publishing
> because nobody is using them. :)
> Realistically, however, do any of you know of any real life or potential
> reasonable use cases for captcha in digital publishing?
> Deborah
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- Nick Ruffilo
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