A Link Obfuscation Service to Detect Webbots

@article{Brewer2010ALO,
  title={A Link Obfuscation Service to Detect Webbots},
  author={Douglas Brewer and Kang Li and Lakshmish Ramaswamy and Calton Pu},
  journal={2010 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing},
  year={2010},
  pages={433-440}
}
Web bot fraud activity currently accounts for a large number of web accesses. Current resistance methods such as CAPTCHA are not applicable for bot detection at the granularity of each click. In this paper, we propose a service that counters web bots which mimic human clicks by walking random links. We base our defense on systematically applying link obfuscation. The obfuscation is designed as a service that can be applied to websites without changes from web developers and without changing the… CONTINUE READING

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