Most of the world became familiar with the Twitter spam bot
with one, glorious account called "Horse_Ebooks" that sprouted up in 2010.
The spam bot
accounts that follow prominent Twitter users to reach even more users and promote products contribute greatly to the number of fake accounts.
This is the reason why the mail relaying count sent by a spam bot
is usually less that of a normal mail browser.
At the time of data collection, GitHub has hosted several self-disclosed spam bot
repositories on its site.
Once a computer is infected with the trojan, it can use the machine as a spam bot
while gathering information about the host system and sending the data to accomplice Web servers.
If it is an active spam bot
, it gets a blank page, if it is a visitor then it gets a site page.
CleanTalk is a cloud service, security module, installed on a website, which sends the behaviour parameters of the visitor or spam bot
However, ESET researchers have recently seen the malware being used to install various spam bots
onto compromised machines in a so-called pay-per-install scheme.
Social bots are distinct from declared or spam bots
, as they try to appear human (Boshmaf, Muslukhov, Beznosov, & Ripeanu, 2011).
CleanTalk identifies spam bots
, using its own algorithms to estimate the parameters of visitors, on the basis of these tests it formed its own database of spam bots
, political or otherwise, are prohibited by Twitter, which has its own algorithms that monitor for such deceit.
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