Configuring FunCaptcha

CAPTCHA—a widely adopted means to distinguish between human visitors, spam bots, and other malicious bots—hasn’t been a satisfying solution. Bad guys are coding bots in new ways to solve and bypass most CAPTCHA forms. The popular solution reCAPTCHA fails in countries that completely block access to Google, rendering the feature inaccessible to all users based in the blocking country.




Many are surprised to learn that the bad guys easily bypass Google captcha and most reCAPTCHA. The “No CAPTCHA” version of reCAPTCHA was recently exposed with major, easily usable vulnerabilities. Researchers noted that it was trivial for a bot to get the “checkbox” version, and because reCAPTCHA uses photographs, many off-the-shelf photo analysis tools can automatically solve reCAPTCHA challenges with high accuracy.

Many have given up on the effectiveness of CAPTCHA--but now a new solution arises. Enter Distil's use of FunCAPTCHA—a fast, effective way to confirm that website visitors are human. FunCAPTCHA stops bots and automated attackers by relying on the human brain’s native ability to easily spot subtle visual details that machines find very difficult. Unlike reCAPTCHA, all the images in FunCAPTCHA are artificially generated to produce millions of ever-changing combinations. Contrast these with real-world photographs, which are vulnerable to popular tools developed by a well-established industry hungry for real-world visual analysis. Over the years and against many sophisticated attackers, FunCAPTCHA has proven to be highly resistant to bot attacks, including client decryption, brute forcing, machine learning approaches and other that previously could bypass Google captcha.

Enabling FunCaptcha - Cloud Deployments

If you have a cloud deployment, please contact Distil Support and request to enable FunCAPTCHA.

Enabling FunCaptcha - Private Deployments

New Customers

If you are a new customer and have a private deployment, FunCAPTCHA is automatically enabled on your account.

Existing Customers

If you have a private deployment of Distil:

  1. Add FunCAPTCHA server IPs to the whitelist (allowed list) in your firewall.
  2. Contact Distil Support and request to enable FunCAPTCHA.
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