CAPTCHA

Ryanair adds captcha security in war on screen-scrapers

Ryanair has added a new captcha screen in a bid to beef up security against screen-scrapers.

The screen appears once date and destination information has been entered on the home page, preventing screen-scraping sites from accessing pricing and availability information.

A statement from Ryanair heralds the captcha as an ‘outstanding success’ after eDreams and Bravofly stopped displaying its pricing details on their websites.

It says the move “has improved consumer access to, and the response times of, the Ryanair.com website”.