How Fraud Attacks Search Engines and Geo-Targeted Ads

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A lot of clients as us whether paid traffic from search engines like MSN, Bing, Google and Yahoo has a fraud problem as well. Some even wonder if they can get around bots and other fraud by being very specific – like targeting only specific…

What's Next for Digital Fraudsters?

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The tools we’ve discussed in our previous posts make it easy for criminals to make money online. These criminals generate traffic and sell it. They create websites and put advertisements on it while browsing their own website to have a reasonable…

The Bot Fraud Toolbox: Part 2

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In our last post, we wrote about a number of the tools in a fraudster’s toolbox that allow their bots to commit fraud right under the nose of your detection service. These bots are basically modified browsers that have a host of add-ons to…

The Bot Fraud Toolbox: Part 1

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In our last article, we mentioned that bots have a number of tools they can use to trick your detection service into thinking it human – or even a lot of different humans. Let’s take a closer look at the main ones to see how they work to…

How Bots Trick You: An Overview

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How are bots able to blend in with a human audience? How do they appear at the correct geo-location? Bots are small programs that are basically modified browsers (or headless browsers) managed by software that is programmed to let them pretend…

The Business Case for Fraud

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If you’ve ever been to a casino, you’ve probably fantasized about figuring out how to beat the system – some trick, some cheat, some glitch to turn the games in your favor. Many have imagined that, some have even tried, but almost no…