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Ask HN: Are there any viable alternatives to reCAPTCHA?
3 points by corobo 6 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments
I want to protect forms from bot submissions but I don’t want to feed the Google beast with my visitors’ data

Are there any alternatives to reCAPTCHA that work to stop spam submissions?




There are plenty of SaaS services. But I think you first need to find the right use case. For example, if it's a user login, you're probably better off with a basic honey pot plus MFA. If it's a blog, then you'll get rid of majority of spam with a simple captcha such as a math problem or one of the many open source basic image captcha implementations.


Sorry I should have been more clear in my OP. Unfortunately I doubt I’ll get a decent response having seen just how fast this post fell off /new

By recaptcha I meant the current version of it, invisible to the user




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