Originally Posted by randomizer
This would prevent blind people from being able to solve CAPTCHAs. Now don't get me wrong, CAPTCHAs are an affront to accessibility, but Google wouldn't be that obtuse. I'd say they're probably using some heuristics to determine that it wasn't done by a human, much the same as they do to decide whether to show the images in the first place.
I've read some articles on this. Google routinely does block blind people from accessing the internet through blocking the voice challenge API. Unless you run Google Chrome with full data retention/signed in Google account (so exactly what Google wants), a blind person using any type of private browsing tools will routinely be blocked from the voice captcha's at a much lower threshold than a person running the same tools but using the normal visual challenges simply due to the fact that the audio API is more prone to abuse from guys like me who use bots to solve Captcha's because were tired of being forced to do Captcha's for wanting private browsing. Lol ultimate catch 22.
Originally Posted by Annihilannic
My favourite thing about this scam is the claim that they have embedded a 'hidden pixel' in a plain text email. That's some serious hacking!
Pro tip right here. People need to set their email clients to plain-text only read mode, this can save you from being owned many ways.