Elie Bursztein : 2010 Security Workshop


Friday, April 30, 2010
Location: Fisher Conference Center, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"Telling Apart Human from Computers"


Every web service rely today on CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) to tell efficiently apart human from computers. If the importance of designing good CAPTCHA is commonly acknowledge very little research has been done so far on how to design tests that are easy for human and hard for computers.

In this talk I will present our research result on how to design CAPTCHA that are easy for human and what we have identified as hard for computer.


Elie Bursztein is a post-doctoral researcher at the Stanford Computer Security Lab. He holds a PhD in computer science and an Engineering degree in computer systems, networks and security. His research focuses on web, network and offensive security.