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Badly Written Spambots – an Anecdote

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2011-12-01, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Hamburg

Badly Written Spambots – an Anecdote

This Lightning Talk was held in the KunterBuntesSeminar organized by Computer Science students in Hamburg, it was the second one of the session and partly referenced the talk I held directly beforehand.

I explained how I managed to find out from my analytics data how to identify a spam bot that was badly implemented in such a way that it violated important web standards, thus triggering errors. By being stupid, the author of the spam bot relieved me of quite a bit of diagnosis-related work.

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