Applying Visual Cryptography to Enhance Text Captchas
Nowadays, lots of applications and websites utilize text-based captchas to partially protect the authentication mechanism. However, in recent years, different ways have been exploited to automatically recognize text-based captchas especially deep learning-based ways, such as, convolutional neural network (CNN). Thus, we have to enhance the text captchas design. In this paper, using the features of the randomness for each encoding process in visual cryptography (VC) and the visual recognizability with naked human eyes, VC is applied to design and enhance text-based captcha. Experimental results using two typical deep learning-based attack models indicate the effectiveness of the designed method. By using our designed VC-enhanced text-based captcha (VCETC), the recognition rate is in some degree decreased.