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Detecting bots by simply monitoring your traffic, and employing CAPTCHA is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack, and will lead to frustrating user experience as they inevitably get challenged as if they were bots. Traditional old school bot detection uses fingerprints or CAPTCHA to detect the bots. Although this used to be effective, the use of APIs and widespread SaaS bot services which use botnets using domestic IPs has rendered these basic bot detection methods obsolete. .
Bot attacks encompass malicious activities performed by automated programs. These include scraping, brute force attacks, and denial of service attacks. Robust bot detection techniques and software are essential to prevent such attacks.
While IP addresses with known associations with bad actors or botnets can raise suspicion, they are just not sufficient alone for detecting bots and often lead to false positives. Many commercial bot services now use residential proxies and real machines, and bot farms using actual mobile devices that pass all the associated fingerprinting and mobile tests, and hide within the mobile proxies which cover many thousands of legitimate mobile devices, and can’t be simply blocked.
Yes, industries like finance, e-commerce, and social media are particularly vulnerable due to the high volume of online transactions and interactions.