In a blog post titled “Humankind wastes about 500 years a day on CAPTCHAs. It’s time to end this madness, “says Cloudfare, saying it takes an average of 32 seconds for a user to complete a CAPTCHA challenge. There are 4.6 billion worldwide Internet users. “We are assuming a typical one Internet The user sees roughly one CAPTCHA every 10 days. ”
Cloudfare has started an experiment to reduce the “madness” of CAPTCHA. “The idea is pretty simple: a real person should be able to touch or look at their device to prove they are human without revealing their identity. We want you to be able to prove that you are human without revealing who you are! “The blog post continues.
“We start with trustworthy USB Key (like YubiKey), which have been around for a while, but increasingly come with phones and computers as standard, ”said Cloudfare.
Cloudfare wants to use the cryptographic attestation of personality where a user clicks “I am human” and is prompted for a security device. The user decides to use a hardware security key and inserts the device into his computer or taps it on his phone for a wireless signature NFC).
“The short version is that your device has an embedded secure module that contains a unique secret that has been sealed by your manufacturer. The security module can prove that it has such a secret without revealing it. Cloudflare is asking for evidence and verifying that your manufacturer is legitimate, ”the company explains.
According to Cloudfare, creating a challenge to protect millions of internet objects is not an easy task. “We believe that cryptographic attestation of personality in the current setup offers strong security and usability guarantees compared to traditional CAPTCHA challenges,” the blog post said.
From now on, the “Experiment” will only be available in English-speaking regions. However, Cloudfare plans to expand it to other regions soon.