Hell Yeah! reminds us of a 2-week-old development that somehow escaped notice here. A team of Russian hackers has found a way to decipher a Yahoo CAPTCHA
, thought to be one of the most difficult, with 35% accuracy. The Russian group's notice
, posted by one "John Wane," is dated January 16. This site
hosts a rapidshare link to what looks to be demonstration software
for Windows, and quotes the Russian researchers: "It's not necessary to achieve high degree of accuracy when designing automated recognition software. The accuracy of 15% is enough when attacker is able to run 100,000 tries per day, taking into the consideration the price of not automated recognition — one cent per one CAPTCHA."