iOS 16 and macOS Ventura allow automatic CAPTCHA verification
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iOS 16 and macOS Ventura allow automatic CAPTCHA verification

This fall, Apple will release a new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 16. It became known that, among other things, there will be a function called “Automatic verification”. With its help, it will be possible to eliminate the need to enter CAPTCHA in supported applications and websites. A similar feature will appear in macOS Ventura.

    Image source: apple.com

Image source: apple.com

According to available data, the new feature will be implemented in cooperation with the major CDN providers Fastly and Cloudflare. This means that “Automatic Verification” is supported by a variety of web resources that work with the companies mentioned. The new feature automatically checks the user’s device and their Apple ID in the background. It’s the Apple ID that proves to websites that it’s a live person and not a bot. Simply put, when visiting a website, the resource sends a request to the user’s device with a captcha, which, using the Apple ID, can automatically pass verification.

Note that Apple isn’t the only company working to stop captchas from being entered. According to Fastly, Google is also involved in the development of an automated verification tool. This may mean that this feature will be available for Android device users in the future. A Windows counterpart is also likely, since Google has been working on a similar tool for the Chrome browser for about two years.

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