spambot

(redirected from Spam bots)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

spam·bot

 (spăm′bŏt′)
n.
A bot that sends out junk email.

spambot

(ˈspæmˌbɒt)
n
(Computer Science) a computer program that identifies e-mail addresses to send spam to

spambot

A program that searches the Internet for valid email addresses to be used as the targets for spam.
Translations
spambot
References in periodicals archive ?
Perry Street Software said this acquisition will provide Jack'd members with the same combination of technology and active moderation as SCRUFF, so that the Jack'd community members will be protected against harassment, spam bots, scammers, and risks while traveling.
Privacy risks have also increased as impersonators, spam bots and predators, also, run amok in the circus, and you have to be very careful with the filtration process.
Spam bots nest in call centers on every continent, spewing out phone calls by the millions, saturating the communication networks.
A statement by the Government Communication Office said Qatar welcomes the steps Twitter is taking to end the malicious misuse of its service, including taking down automated spam bots. "Qatar recognises that many of Twitter's efforts (to remove the more than 8-10 million fake accounts a week) have helped remove some of the weaponised propaganda and hate speech spread against our nation during the current blockade." "Twitter plays a vital role in enabling individual freedoms."We hope all of Qatar's residents and citizens abide by Twitter's Terms of Service to protect such freedoms.
A statement by the Government Communication Office said that Qatar also welcomes the steps Twitter is already taking to end the malicious misuse of its service, including taking down automated spam bots. Qatar recognises that many of Twitters efforts (to remove the more than 8-10mn fake accounts a week) have helped remove some of the weaponized propaganda and hate speech spread against our nation during the current blockade.
It advised the public to follow its updates on Twitter via official accounts @Pulang_Mengundi and @CarpoolGE14, saying the hashtags had been hijacked by thousands of automated spam bots that flooded the timeline and made it difficult for contributors and those seeking help to connect.
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.
According to The Washington Post, Twitter ((https://www.fool.com/quote/nyse/twitter/twtr) NYSE (https://www.fool.com/quote/nyse/twitter/twtr) :TWTR ) suspended about 70 million accounts over the past three months to purge its network of spam bots and fake users.
Such bots have come to be seen as undesirable spam, and regulations have been put in place in Twitter's terms of service that give the company the right to suspend spam bots. Because mechanical repetition is relatively easy to recognize from message patterns, regular Twitter users also often report these bots as spam.
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.
"As stated, it has become against Facebook policy, but even beyond this red flag there are some very troublesome things that can occur on a page as a result of buying unqualified likes on a page, including having one's page hijacked by spam engines (what are called 'spam bots')," Owen said.
Sydney, Apr.28 ( ANI ): Twitter followers of Australia's famous politicians suggest that they are high in terms of popularity, but it has emerged that these figures are targeted and inflated by 'spam bots', a test conducted on the social media analysis platforms has revealed.