Captcha Sniper Version History

Captcha Sniper X3

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Captcha Sniper X2

Here’s whats new …

Main CS Interface
'use captcha platfrom' is gone and is automatically detected. This means that you can now use apps such as GSA SER which support this feature at the same time as apps which have not yet integrated this feature. You will just need to select the captcha types for apps which do not yet support it.

Save Settings on Exit. This will save your settings between sessions.

Let CS try to solve unknown captchas - this feature will attempt to solve unknown captcha types and use the existing algorithm set when sizes match up. You will still have the ability to receive 'unknown' for types that do match sizes for existing algorithms. In addition a generic algorithm was introduced handle monochrome / black and white captchas.

Fixed bug with - Input past end of file

Installer now installs VC++ runtimes Installer now sets the correct compatability and permissions Installer makes a backup of your existing database in the backup folder Installer now prompts to launch CS after install

New Hardcoded Captchas
New Wordpress Captcha
ClipShare - Same algo as ArticleMS .. just a different size

Captcha Platform Mappings
These are existing algorithms that did not have the captcha platform mapped yet:

Baistu Guestbook to new wordpress captcha + user defined
PHP Fusion to new wordpress captcha + user defined

Captcha Destruction Kit
Character Set - is now a text box that you can free-form edit how you like. So you are not limited to the entire set of Upper Case, Lower Case, Numeric and Symbols. Narrowing down the character set will greatly improve your success rates.

Use Sample Answers - this allows you to specifically define a set of possible characters based on the correct answers you have entered.

Enter your own ImageMagick Command - this allows you to go beyond the built in ImageMagick commands: the format is: -[command] [argument]
-blur 0x1

Fixed bug when importing databases (where the same # was used)

New/Updated CDK Captchas
Article Friendly
updated to new algo by Giorgsky
Additional link bid script
Additional mename
Additional maxibook
New AkoBook
New vShare
New General Blogs (2)
New PHPBookmark

Captcha Sniper X

Here’s whats new …

56 New Captcha Types in CDK - with these new additions, there is no need for the ones created by Andrei, they are replaced by these
AchimWinkler Guestbook, Advanced Guestbook, Article Directory Pro, Basti Guestbook, BeepWorld Guestbook,, Burning Book, ClipBucket, ClipShare, Coppermine Photo Gallery, Datso Gallery, Easy Guestbook, EasyLink, Firebook Guestbook, flat PHPBook, FluxBB, FUDForum, GA Gaestbuch, Gaijin Guestbook, General Blogs (5 variants), Hyperbook Guestbook, Icybook, iDocScript, Jax Guestbook, Link Bid Script, LINKER, Maian Guestbook, maxxibook, Meneame, miniBB, MyEngines, Nuke Guestbook, PHP Fusion Guestbook, PHPBookmark, PHPMotion, Piwigo, PixelPost (new variant), Scarbook, ShareMixer, TPK Guestbook, Ultimate Guestbook, Unknown Directory, Unknown Guestbook, Viral Socializer Script, vShare, Xeobook Guestbook

'Use captcha_platform for detection' - option from the settings menu
CS now accepts a new parameter passed within the http post API to tell CS exactly which captcha type it's being passed. This means that you will not have to select any captcha types and as a result will have no size conflicts and much higher success rate.

Currently the only tool using this new feature is GSA Search Engine Ranker.  If you have not heard of it, I highly recommend you check it out.  Its currently the most diverse backlinking tool available at an incredible price.  I've also heard from Vince, the developer of AMR, that he will be adding this as well.

To use this feature in conjunction with CDK, just make sure that the value being passed matches the captcha type name.

'Save Solved Captchas' - option from the settings menu
This will allow you to save the captchas sent to CS along with the answer.  This eliminates the need for the multiple panes in the GUI.  These will appear in the solvedcaptchas folder.

Bug fixes
Additional handling of the tesseract popup errors... they should almost be non existent now.

CDK - Import Database
As the description says, you can now import additional CDK databases which should make sharing others algorithms a lot easier.

CDK - Character Segmentation and Derotation
Character segmentation now accepts an additional parameter to define the minimum width of a character.  In addition, you can derotate characters for captchas with rotated characters.  There is no 100% solution for this, however this algorithm works very well on the majority of rotated characters.  In addition, you can specify the maximum degree of rotation to check.

Platinum Edition

Here’s whats new …

1. A couple of bug fixes, the most notable of which is that when tesseract crashes it will no longer causes Captcha Sniper to hang. Please note that you might still see windows dialogs about tesseract, but it will have no effect on Captcha Sniper.
2. Captcha Sniper will now load/save your platform and captcha type selections when you open/close the application.
3. The GUI now shows the last three captchas and answers returned, the most recent one being in the top position.
4. You can now save unknown captchas into the unknowncaptchas folder for using them later in Captcha Destruction Kit.
5. The help and test files are now embedded within the app itself via a new menu ‘Help’ in the GUI.
6. The GUI now has an additional status bar with the following stats:
- Total Solved: This is a cummulative total number of answers given across all sessions. This # does not increment when double-click testing and can be changed via the text file SolvesCtr.txt in the Captcha Sniper folder
- Current Solved: This is a cummulative total number of answers given for the current session. This # does not increment when double-click testing.
- Size Conflicts: The number of selected captcha types that are the same image size.
- Last Sovled: Date and Timestamp of the last captcha received via http and the answer given. This will not change for unknown captcha types.

7. Size Conflicts: Captcha Sniper will now alert you that you have more than one of the same captcha image size selected which could cause the wrong algorithm to be used. The status bars will turn red and you will be shown the number of size conflicts on the new status bar. Additionally, each individual size captcha types that is selected and conflicting with another select type will be highlighted in yellow in the right hand window where the captcha types are shown.
8. The status bars in the GUI will now be red and alert you to one of two conditions:
- No captcha types are selected
- You have size conflicts
9. Destruction Kit – right click the location of the captchas to open that url/folder
10. Destruction Kit – New image processing command – contrast
11. Destruction Kit – Delete button added to the image processing steps
12. Destruction Kit – On the OCR tab, if you chose to segment the characters, the image segments are now shown in real time as they are being processed

Version 7.77

Captcha Destruction Kit
We told you it was one of OUR TOP goals in the last update …

Well … here it is …

The ability to add your own SIMPLE to MEDIUM captcha types!!!!

Captcha Destruction Kit allows you to:

1. Easily download or import a sample set of any types of captchas
2. Quickly perform image proccessing to preprare the captcha images for OCR
3. Configure and test the OCR settings to acheive the highest success rate possible

New Captcha Types
1. Wikimedia Math 86%
2. Expression Engine Forums 52%
3. Generic Bookmark site (this is actually used other places including RSS directories) 28%
4. Purple Yin Guestbook (easy type) 98%
5. TikiWiki 100%
6. Yap Guestbook 73%
7. Ard Guestbook 100%
8. @lex Guestbook 54%
9. Shutter Image Galleries 83%
10. ZenPhoto Image Galleries 78%

Why version 7.77 instead of the next logical number of 1.5 stable? Why not!

From Wikipedia:
The number 7 symbolizes togetherness and is a lucky number for relationships. It is also recognized as the luckiest number in the West, and is one of the rare numbers that is great in both Chinese and many Western cultures. It is a lucky number in Chinese culture, because it sounds alike to the Chinese character meaning arise.

Version 1.5 BETA

Captcha Sniper 1.5 BETA introduces a new feature called ‘Captcha Sniper Service Emulator’ or CSSE. CSSE can be launched from the settings menu and this new feature allows you to go beyond the current limitation of only emulating http post for in a single thread.

Using CSSE allows you to do the following:

1. Multi-threaded/Multi-request qeue. CSSE automatically buffers and qeues calls being made to Captcha Sniper so that your bots will not have the potential to get a blocked request.

2. Sockets API emulation for Decaptcher and Death by Captcha

3. HTTP API emulation for Anticaptcha, Bypass Captcha and Death By Captcha

With the addition of these new features there should not be any tool that Captcha Sniper is not compatible with. If you have any problems with CSSE, you can always simply not use it. Without using CSSE, you can still use Captcha Sniper to emulate decaptcher http post as it always has worked.

Version 1.4

* Balance emulation bug fixes
* Sending the mutex of ‘CapcthaSniper’ for developers of bots
* More verbose error handling for hosts file problems
* Less i/o – fewer tesseract errors, speed improvements
* Checking the categroy node will select all child nodes now
* Fixed bugs with expiring license files

* 15 new captcha types

* Vivo Blogs 99%
* DRBGuestbook 94%
* EAGuestbook 73%
* Easy PHP Guestbook 100%
* PHPFox 100%
* MyBB 30%
* Dolphin 63%
* SMF type 3 complex captcha 26%
* Xoops 45%
* Kohana 65%
* Unknown Directory 26%
* Eprize 81%
* Micolog 100%
* Gallery2 Image Galleries 57%
* PHPLD additional type 48%

Version 1.3

* FreeGlobes Directories captcha added at 94% success rate
* Phoca Guestbook math captcha added at 75% success rate
* IndexU Directories captcha added at 95% success rate
* WordPress Article Directories added at 74% success rate
* Option to use clean image algorithms – this will be usable in the future
* Option to not use the hosts file redirect – this will be usable in the future
* Balance emulation fixed and should be working with all software
* Updated documentation
* Other minor enhancements and small bug fixes

Version 1.2

This fixes a few bugs that were mainly seen in Power Directory Submitter, but there might be others that it fixed as well.