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1. (WO2018203098) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTINGUISHING AMONG HUMAN USERS AND SOFTWARE ROBOTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/203098    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/000640
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat May 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04L 12/22
Applicants: MASTERCARD TECHNOLOGIES CANADA ULC
Inventors: BAILEY, Christopher, Everett
LUKASHUK, Randy
CUNNINGHAM, Jonathan
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTINGUISHING AMONG HUMAN USERS AND SOFTWARE ROBOTS
Abstract:
A technique for distinguishing between a human user and a software robot. The technique includes: receiving a first communication from a device different from the at least one computer; identifying, from the first communication, a request to access a web resource; transmitting software code and location information to the device, wherein the location information specifies a plurality of locations encoding a visual representation of a challenge text, and wherein the software code, when executed by an Internet browser, causes a plurality of graphical elements to be displayed at the plurality of locations in a webpage so that the webpage displays the challenge text; receiving a second communication from the device; identifying, from the second communication, a response text; and providing the device with access to the web resource based on a comparison between the challenge text and the response text.