2/3rd of Web Traffic is BotsAdded: Monday, December 16th, 2013
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The security outfit Incapsula has found out that about 62% of all website traffic today is generated by bots. There was a 21% rise on 2012 figure where bots accounted for a bit over 50% of the traffic.
Of course, some of those automated software instruments are malicious, but the rapid growth in traffic was for good bots used by search engines to crawl sites to index their content. Other types of bots are employed by analytics companies to provide feedback about how a portal performs, or by others to carry out specific tasks like helping the online archive preserve material before it’s removed.
The security company observed almost 1.5 billion bot visits within a 3-month period from the 20,000 websites operated by its customers. Regardless of the overall growth in bot activity, the company pointed out that many of the traditional malicious uses of the tools are now less common. There had been a 75% drop in the frequency spam links were being automatically posted.
In addition, it had seen a 10% drop in hacking tool bot activities. Those include the use of code to distribute malware, steal credit cards and hijack and deface sites. Another new trend was an 8% growth in the use of so-called “impersonator bots”. This classification includes software which masquerades as being from a search engine or other legal agent and manages to fool security measures. Such bots are custom-made to carry out a specific activity like a DDoS attack, forcing a server to crash taking a site or service offline by flooding it with traffic or to steal corporate secrets.
The developing good bots show that the legitimate services were sampling the net more frequently, which can allow search engines to add breaking news stories to its results quicker, for instance.
December 16th,2013Posted by:
Monday, December 16th, 2013
|Was more interested in seeing how much of the traffic is actually adult content Lolz just for sack of interest...The bots aren't usually manned, therefore cannot answer text based questions. Usually, unless the answer is easily found on Google, but I've had no problem with it.|
All capchas no matter how good are practically worthless, and are harder for humans to get than bots..
|on et they are called bro-bots and they upload wallpaper as well as crawl the site for search engines||
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