Latest Bots Stories

2010-11-01 21:03:49

One of the serious threats to a user's computer is a software program that might cause unwanted keystroke sequences to occur in order to hack someone's identity. This form of an attack is increasing, infecting enterprise and personal computers, and caused by "organized malicious botnets," said Daphne Yao, assistant professor of computer science at Virginia Tech (http://www.cs.vt.edu/user/115). To combat the "spoofing attacks," Yao and her former student, Deian Stefan, now a graduate student...

2010-04-20 07:10:00

ATLANTA, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Pramana, an Internet fraud protection company formed out of Georgia Institute of Technology, today launched two new technologies, BotAlert(TM) and BotBlock(TM), to help website owners detect and eliminate fraudulent and costly bot traffic on their websites. A well-known problem among website owners and programmers, bots commit fraud, misuse websites, and steal information, straining valuable IT resources, costing money, and annoying IT professionals and...

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