Protect Your Site From Abuse, Stop Spamming With reCaptcha
A CAPTCHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. You’ve probably seen them ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬? colorful images with distorted text at the bottom of Web registration forms. CAPTCHAs are used by many websites to prevent abuse from “bots,” or automated programs usually written to generate spam. No computer program can read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate sites protected by CAPTCHAs.
If you run a website that suffers from problems with spam, you can put reCAPTCHA on your site. For some applications (such as WordPress and Mediawiki), we have plugins that allow you to use reCAPTCHA without writing any code. We also have easy-to-use code for common web programming languages such as PHP.