We’re all familiar with those annoying pictures of letters and numbers you have to identify before you can register for anything on the internet. The goal of these CAPTCHAs is to prevent spammers from using bots to sign up for accounts on these internet services. Sadly it seems the spammers have found a way around the CAPTCHAs…pay people to solve them for you. In India, there is already an industry dedicated to solving CAPTCHAs. People are working for $2 per 1000 CAPTCHAs. So what this really means, is I still have to interpret those evil things, why the spammers don’t have to do anything.