reCAPTCHA Now In Android Devices For Enhancing Internet Safety


June 20th, 2017

 

It was a decade ago that the reCaptcha was launched and introduced by Google with the aim of enabling users to visit the sites they like and love without having to think or bother about spam and abuse. Evolving from distorted text to street numbers and names to No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA in 2014 and very recently the Invisible reCAPTCHA in March earlier this year reCaptcha has come a long way since then over all these years.

Millions of users have benefitted from reCaptcha till now as Google looks forward to further enhance and refine its protections. reCAPTCHA protects users across all online platforms.

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With mobile devices growing at a fast pace, it is of utmost significance to keep the data and mobile applications safe. Keeping this factor in mind, on the event of the 10th birthday of reCAPTCHA, Google has announced the first ever reCAPTCHA Android API as part of Google Play Services. According to Google, this API reCAPTCHA can provide a better streamlined user experience on mobile. Google’s latest Invisible reCAPTCHA technology would be used which would run risk analysis in the background allowing millions of users to pass through with zero click every day. This would enable mobile users to enjoy uninterrupted and hassle-free apps experience and at the same time stay protected from spam and abuse.

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It is with Google Safety Net that the reCAPTCHA Android API is incorporated and it provides services such as device attestation and safe browsing for protecting mobile apps. The security risks of the apps can be mitigated more efficiently if both the device and user attestations are done by the mobile developers in the same API.

This gives a diversity of security protections on Android devices like the Google Play Protect which would aid in monitoring potentially harmful applications, device encryption and regular security updates.

The journey of reCAPTCHA goes on as Google vows to make the Internet safer and convenient to use for one and all other than bots of course.

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