Internet: Bots Responsible for More than 60% of All Web Traffic | TIME.com

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If you are visiting this page, the chances are that you are not a human, at least according to research.

A study by Incapsula suggests 61.5% of all website traffic is now generated by bots. The security firm said that was a 21% rise on last year’s figure of 51%.

Some of these automated software tools are malicious – stealing data or posting ads for scams in comment sections.

Online traffic from bots in 2013  — automated softwarethat include everything from hacking tools to spammers to search engine catalogers — is up 21 percent from 2012, when 51 percent of website visits already came from bots. Thirty-one percent of bots are malicious, according to the study, but spam bots decreased from two percent of traffic last year to half-a-percent in 2013.

Read more:
Internet: Bots Responsible for More than 60% of All Web Traffic | TIME.com

http://techland.time.com/2013/12/13/robots-have-taken-over-the-internet/

And in more detail at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25346235

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