Month: December 2014

Facts about ReCAPTCHA and NoCAPTCHA

Sorry Google, No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA doesn’t stop bots ShieldSquare Google recently launched a new version of reCaptcha which claims to be more robust to bots and easy going on the humans. While this video on youtube by Google is pretty convincing too, things got a little interesting when we dug deeper. The new approach which […]

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Bots Outnumber Humans on the Web

Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web BY ROBERT MCMILLAN 12.18.14 | 9:00 AM | Diogo Mónica once wrote a short computer script that gave him a secret weapon in the war for San Francisco dinner reservations. This was early 2013. The script would periodically scan the popular online reservation service, OpenTable, and drop him […]

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Ellipsis announces Human Presence technology

Bot or Not? MARCH 21, 2014by Jennifer Oladipo Ellipsis targets “human presence” on the Web Rather than make website visitors prove they’re human, Ellipsis wants companies to use Human Presence technology to figure that out automatically. Bill West, Ellipsis chairman and CEO, said the company studied more than 80 million actions of Web users to […]

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Current Methods for Website Security

If you run a website that allows visitors to comment, or where your clients have to set up user accounts, you need some kind of security in place to prevent abuse. Hackers can create robots that can enact malicious attacks on your site by posing as humans. Some of those attacks include making comments and […]

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Marketers Could Lose $6.3 Billion To Bots In 2015

Marketers have a billion-dollar bot problem. Global advertisers could lose $6.3 billion to bots in 2015, if current fraud rates continue. That’s according to new research from the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) and a study conducted with White Ops, an ad fraud detection firm. Nearly one-fourth (23%) of all video ads are served to […]

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