Bot Mitigation

Bot Mitigation refers to efforts designed to identify and stop non-human based activity in web applications. While some bots are considered “good” and may be in the interest of the web developer like various SEO bots, some bots and botnets are being used by malicious actors to perform malicious activities like scraping data from web applications, performing DoS (Denial of Service) attacks, or automated abuse of resources for spam attacks, sextortion, or crypto-currency mining. Examples for bot mitigation include client behaviour analysis, bots requests signing, rate limitation, and CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) challenges.

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