Nitesh Saxena fd

There’s a better way to let computers know you are human CAPTCHA services that require users to type in distorted characters to access devices or information may be a thing of the past, say UAB researchers pursuing authentication based on simple computer games.

Developed as a security mechanism, text-based CAPTCHAs are limited in their effectiveness: They may not be easy to solve, and they are susceptible to hackers. UAB’s team is creating and testing dynamic cognitive game prototypes that are user-friendly for humans while detecting automated attacks.

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Amanda Browder

"Magic Chromacity" turns buildings into wrap stars The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts are about to become the stars of their own show. "Magic Chromacity," created by New York City-based artist Amanda Browder, will drape the buildings in huge, vibrant, quilt-like works from Aug. 25-Sept. 5. The installation marks the first joint project for UAB's Cultural Corridor.

Browder has invested more than 250 hours sewing thousands of feet of donated and recycled fabric, not including the countless hours volunteers spent collecting, arranging, cutting, pinning and sewing. For updates, follow #Magic_Chromacity on social media.