By now, anyone with even a passing interest in how the Web functions has heard of bots. Most people understand that there are good and bad bots. Legitimate bots like Googlebot, an application used by Google to crawl the Internet and index it for search, and others like it represent tremendous business value to most organizations. If you care about SEO for your business, you likely have someone in your organization that pays close attention to what the Googlebot likes to see so you can generate more high-quality web traffic to your site.
Bad bots, on the other hand, are malicious applications created by bad actors to do damaging things like scan your website for software vulnerabilities to find the “hole” they need to execute attacks on your applications and/or steal your customers’ data. But this is only the beginning of the story about what bad bots can do to your organization. Download the infographic, What are bad bots doing? to see the extent of the damage these things can create, from gaining illegal access to user accounts to credit card fraud and initiating misinformation campaigns. See the sample below:
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog authored by Erez Hasson. Read the original post at: https://www.imperva.com/blog/infographic-what-are-bad-bots-doing/