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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.
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A massive spambot that contained more than 700 million email accounts has been found in a server in the Netherlands, computer security expert Troy Hunt (https://www.
There'd still be spambot networks out there, so will be drive by exploits and other malicious codes and methods.
The idea came out of a conversation with the artist Kim Schoen, who is part of the exhibition, regarding her ongoing project "Ding Dong", in which she creates absurd dialogues with spambot algorithms that explore what it means to be human.
The spambot protection for free forms is set via the plugin settings.
Within this state of hyper-linkage, Phil--who at times converses with AGNES, a spambot Evans created for the Serpentine Galleries website--is central to the video: a digital resurrection that embodies a consideration of what "happens when disaster is captured on film," or in other words, when trauma is crystallized (or historicized) as digital information.
If the algorithm senses that you're sending over 40-45 Tweets in an hour it assumes you're a spambot and cuts you off.
In either case, the spambot postings that CAPTCHA seeks to prevent arguably do not contribute to such communality, whereas human eyes on Web 2.
Unknown correspondents are sent a challenge that a human being can read and answer but a spambot can't (yet, anyway).
Spambot software will search the web for e-mail address by wandering up and down web sites following links and record anything that looks like an e-mail address.
Petersburg authorities discovered around 30 Chinese imported household appliances including kettles and irons with 'spy microchips' capable of sending data to foreign server, they have issued warnings that potential hackers may send spambot into the device to exploit it.