VICAP Technology

We are surrounded by Artificial Intelligence technology claiming to be the ‘next best thing’ but here at VICAP we want you to decide for yourself whether you trust our technology to protect your website. If you understand our concept and our ethos this will help you to make your own well informed decisions. Let us share with you why we knew a different approach was needed to develop a totally new type of Captcha test ...

We are surrounded by Artificial Intelligence technology claiming to be the ‘next best thing’ but here at VICAP we want you to decide for yourself whether you trust our technology to protect your website. If you understand our concept and our ethos this will help you to make your own well informed decisions.Let us share with you why we knew a different approach was needed to develop a totally new type of Captcha test ...

As intelligent as computers may now be, it’s through utilising the differences between computers and humans that Vicap could create our unique Captcha test. Captcha stands for ‘Completely Automated Public Turing test for telling Humans and Computers Apart’ and was originally designed back in 1997 to determine whether a user is human or machine.

We all know that the artificial intelligence designed to solve Captcha’s has advanced hugely since then. However, the formats of the Captcha tests used to protect websites haven’t evolved sufficiently to outwit the methods being adopted by advanced computer programs. Using any of the current distorted image type of Captcha tests is posing an AI problem because machine learning rates are rapidly exceeding the speed at which the current Captcha images can be created.

With this in mind, VICAP wanted an entirely new approach. Computers and humans operate very differently, so we have embraced these differences to ensure the computer based attacks can’t pass the tests we produce.

Our eyes are highly sophisticated and we see the world around us in a drastically different way to computers. A computer can only process zeros and ones but the human visual system can examine and differentiate the quality and density of an object instantly. The idea behind VICAP was inspired by this process totally unique to humans and uses an advanced technology called “Trans-saccadic Integration Technique”.

By breaking down the human sight process, VICAP’s novel Captcha technology superimposes multiple frames (images) into a single object. Even if humans blink rapidly, or look away from a viewpoint, we see the world as one seamless image. This is why in less than a second, we can see the multiple frames in the VICAP Captcha as one. A computer does not have this ability so it’s an ideal test to tell computers apart rather than a standard Captcha with distorted images or distorted text.

Research has shown that none of the current computer recognition software or artificial intelligence techniques can decipher VICAP’s tests. They are unable to understand our revolutionary approach of using the sophistication of the human visual and sensory memory system. The advanced laboratory security test results confirm that VICAP is currently the most secure Captcha model on the market.

The diagram above shows how our innovative algorithm adopts a novel approach to create a single VICAP image. As the diagram shows, a final VICAP image is produced through a series of frames. Each frame only contains partial information about the final object with parts of it being hidden, and makes no sense to a computer in isolation. Therefore, in practice, it would not be possible for computer recognition programmes or any artificial intelligence techniques to retrieve and reconstruct the hidden object from the image by analysing the image.

With a VICAP Captcha our eyes are easily able to superimpose all of the images at a high refresh rate and the final object will appear in our brain. Using our sophisticated visual system we will have solved the problem in only 2-3 seconds. The nature of the current types of Captcha tests available has a serious disadvantage. By using image or text distortion as their main function, a common problem is that humans cannot decipher the images either.

It isn’t uncommon for users to need to refresh the Captcha tests multiple times in order to find one that is humanly legible. VICAP’s Captcha tests do no have these problems and when users see a VICAP Captcha they will know it’s a simple test rather than an unreliable one. This is good news to businesses who currently have their websites abandoned as soon as their users see the current types of Captcha which can be frustrating and time consuming to solve.

For more information about VICAP technology and inspirations of how it's made, please refer to VICAP list of publications or click here. Also, for more information on VICAP security and usability please click here or see Advanced Security page on this website.

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• VICAP™ Smart Generator

VICAP Smart Generator uses advanced artificial intelligence techniques inspired by the human visual and sensory memory system to simulate a smart pattern which is only recognisable and understandable by humans users. Therefore, the VICAP Smart Generator is not meaningful for any current computer robots or advanced recognition techniques

• Text Input Field

According to our research, almost over 65% of the captchas on the market will fail for the first time due to how ambiguous the letters and characters are to the online users. Our smart VICAP generator uses advanced and secure system which enable users to type in the characters as they wish. So our captcha is not case sensitive. This means that our Captcha model is 65% more user friendly than current captchas on the market.

• Users can send feedback to our experts directly from the web page

This is a unique feature of our VICAP model which allows online users to send feedback to our engineers and security experts if they are having any issues with the captcha displayed on that particular website they are visiting. By sending the online feedback form, our dedicated engineers are able to interact with the users to locate the problem and look into it.

• Refresh button to generate a new challenge

Every individual is different as is our perception so abilities may also differ in terms of recognition of the codes behind VICAP technology. Therefore in the rare event that a code is ever too difficult for a user to decipher, they can simply click the “Refresh” button to generate a new set of characters which is more readable and easy to see for the user.