The Center for Realtor Technology of the National Association of Realtors today released a new software tool to enhance the security of real estate data. The new software product, reCaptcha 1.0, is a package that can determine whether a computer has been under attack by a remote computer programmed to intrude secretly and capture private data from Web sites. The product is designed to assist system managers to develop countermeasures to protect computer systems from a form of data theft called "scraping." Scraping is the capturing of information covertly from systems or programs that contain such data as property listings, private passwords, billing and financial information. "Risks of compromise, corruption and even theft of data continue to grow. Since pirates and intruders often ...
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