I need some help with this problem and hope that someone out there has found a solution or knows of a site that has cracked this. The problem involves trying to automate a login script (in perl) for a secure website that requires the user to enter his/her ID and password, PLUS the text string that is shown in a graphical box
. I'm certain that just about everone out there has seen the graphical box I am referring to. It is used by yahoo, amazon, and several other high end sites.
The graphical box consists of a background image and text, both of which change each time the page is refreshed. I am able to obtain the image file name (*.jpg) and therefore download the .jpg file to a pc for processing. What I now need is a program (OCR - optical character recognition) or routine that can automate and process the image file and report back the actual word hidden inside the image, so that I can then feed this to the form. I hope I have explained this clearly enough.
Any ideas? This is a really tough nut to crack!