Results for "bots"

April 16, 2021 - A BBC investigation has highlighted the use of Virtual Cam Whores (VCWs) on Omegle by scammers.

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April 17, 2020 - We look at a wave of bots promoting free games on Discord. But is everything as it seems?

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February 20, 2019 - Bots are an endless source of debate online, but all we ever hear about are the bad ones. In this post, we look at some examples you've probably already run into, and explain why one person's good bot is another organization's bad one.

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January 10, 2017 - Ad fraud is a billion dollar problem for advertisers. When real users are tricked into clicking on ads they can't even see, (almost) everyone loses.

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Social media bots

A bot, also known as a zombie, automatically performs a task or set of tasks usually under the command and control of a remote administrator, or what is known as a bot master.

Social media bots have been used by spammers/scammers on social media sites as a method of pushing their spam/scam to numerous accounts. They do so by increasing the number of followers on their bot accounts, increasing likes/views, and also as a method to mass distribute malicious content.

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February 11, 2015 - If you run a Twitter bot, you may want to make sure it isn't posting anything that could get you into trouble. Surreal "Ebooks" style accounts are great fun, until they say something you'll probably wish they hadn't...

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January 12, 2015 - We take a look at Botting with Gamespot's Reality Check.

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June 10, 2014 - Other than malware and phishing campaigns, bots (or in this case, socialbots) are another reason why Twitter users shouldn't let their guard down.

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September 17, 2021 - How is the Dark Web different from the regular internet? We unravel a few misconceptions to bring you closer to the truth.

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September 10, 2021 - How real money trading (RMT) in games threatens your wallet, and your gaming account.

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