This stripper is paid in Captchas

Spammers have a new way around captchas: A virtual stripper who is paid when you fork over scrambled text messages, known as Captchas.The BBC is reporting that a Windows game shows a woman in "a state of undress" when a person correctly types in a Captcha--those squiggly letters you need to type in to conduct your daily Web business.

Spammers have a new way around captchas: A virtual stripper who is paid when you fork over scrambled text messages, known as Captchas.

The BBC is reporting that a Windows game shows a woman in "a state of undress" when a person correctly types in a Captcha--those squiggly letters you need to type in to conduct your daily Web business. Captchas are also known as "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart."

In the game, a woman named melissa invictes victims to decipher the text. After a bunch of Captchas you get your payoff and the malicious program gets its way around the Captcha system.

The BBC notes that the program isn't out in the wild, but it could have some legs. The Captcha killer runs on Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and Server 2003.

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