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Could someone tell me whether CAPTCHA could be automated using Selenium?

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CAPTCHA is an acronym of Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, these are designed to prevent any sort of automation that prevents any bots to access the information other than humans. Automating these CAPTCHAs will defeat their purpose, although they could be automated in various ways. I will share with you one way by which CAPTCHA could be automated using Selenium and that is by using Selenium WebDriver: 

  1. First, launch a web page that contains the CAPTCHA that you want to automate.
  2. Then obtain the CAPTCHA image using the Selenium Web Driver and then after cropping it to the exact dimensions, send it to DeathByCaptcha Service for image recognition and get then wait for some time for the service to respond.
  3. After this type the recognized CAPTCHA in the box. Done!

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