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What is Image Code Verification?

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Security Code Validation, also known as CAPTCHA (for Completely Automated Public Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart) was coined in 2000 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas Hopper and John Langford of Carnegie Mellon University and first implemented by Yahoo.

CAPTCHA is a program that protects websites against bots by generating and grading tests that humans can pass but current computer programs cannot. For example, humans can read numbers as the one shown below, but current computer programs can't.

Today, this same technology is made available to ensure that your website is not compromised by spam bots or search engines such as Google which can submit forms with fictitious information in an attempt to index the pages behind a form.



This will appear on your page as:




Security Code Validation is activated on your account by default.


To Deactivate:
1. Login to your Control Panel

2. Under Account Configuration click on the Master Settings hyperlink.

3. Find General Settings For All Tools where you will find an option titled Image Code Validation on Forms as seen here:

Set this option to NO

4. Click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the Master Settings screen.

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