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This article was published on July 28, 2015

    Heavy metal captchas use band logos to keep bots away

    Heavy metal captchas use band logos to keep bots away
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    Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

    The idea of captchas using metal band logos has been around for ages. It’s a well-worn meme, but Heavy Gifts (a site that sells, well, heavy gifts) has run with the idea.

    MetalCaptcha is a free service that replaces the traditional captcha images with band logos submitted to the site. Adding a captcha to your form is as simple as inserting a couple of bits of Javascript.

    You just have to hope that the spammers targeting your site aren’t using smart image recognition AI designed with a love for elaborate rock’n’roll typefaces…

    MetalCaptcha [Heavy Gifts]

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