Automated bots are becoming popular and familiar. The majority of people know that bots are automated and powered by artificial intelligence (AI). They are nothing more than software applications that can utilize AI to interact with human users to achieve a task. Analytics Insight brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Potential of AI and Machine Learning to Stop Bot Attacks.”

Bot attacks have unfortunately been included in some instances of fraud activity. Because of the abundance of customer information available on the dark web through breaches, social media and more, hackers have much to choose from.

Bot detection should be a security priority for any business with an online presence. About 33% of the world’s total web traffic is presently composed of malignant bots. For the latest bot detection solutions to be effective, more accurate user behavioral analytics must be implemented.

Melody K. Smith

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