cloudflare wants do away with the annoying captchas used by some websites to verify that whoever accesses them is a human and not a robot, for which is going to launch a new captcha model which does not test the user, but their browser. The company has given it the name of Turnstile, and it has been designed to avoid us having to make those annoying clicks on images that represent traffic lights, bridges or traffic signs to verify that we are people. According to Cloudflare, it takes about 32 seconds on average to do so, and with this new system the time spent on verification can drop to just one second.
Turnstile is therefore presented as an alternative to captcha «user-friendly and privacy-preserving«. Instead of offering a visual puzzle to users, what Turnstile does is to apply one of several browser challenges, which seek to identify human behavior, and which is more complicated if a visitor shows behaviors that are considered not to do the right thing. humans.