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23-05-2012, 09:22 PM
RE: iam newbie here..!!!!
I may sound naive but what is a 'bot's' purpose? (I get that it's spam but what else?)

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24-05-2012, 03:35 AM (This post was last modified: 24-05-2012 03:38 AM by DeepThought.)
RE: iam newbie here..!!!!
(23-05-2012 09:22 PM)aurora Wrote:  I may sound naive but what is a 'bot's' purpose? (I get that it's spam but what else?)

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A bot makes spamming practical. Given the low chance of actually making any actual money with the spam it would be too expensive to hire a human to do it.

Bots only require someone to write the software for the various forums and social network platforms (facebook/twitter/youtube/google+/etc) then it only needs a computer with internet access to spread bullshit everywhere.

It's kindof an evolutionary arms race. They improve their spamming tools, we improve our filtering procedure. Reminds me of the arms-race/cold-war that Russia had to retreat from before their economy completely collapsed... Ironic since allot of spam originates in Russia!

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24-05-2012, 04:44 AM
RE: iam newbie here..!!!!
(24-05-2012 03:35 AM)DeepThought Wrote:  
(23-05-2012 09:22 PM)aurora Wrote:  I may sound naive but what is a 'bot's' purpose? (I get that it's spam but what else?)

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A bot makes spamming practical. Given the low chance of actually making any actual money with the spam it would be too expensive to hire a human to do it.

Bots only require someone to write the software for the various forums and social network platforms (facebook/twitter/youtube/google+/etc) then it only needs a computer with internet access to spread bullshit everywhere.

It's kindof an evolutionary arms race. They improve their spamming tools, we improve our filtering procedure. Reminds me of the arms-race/cold-war that Russia had to retreat from before their economy completely collapsed... Ironic since allot of spam originates in Russia!

Congrats FSM - you managed to pass!
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24-05-2012, 10:33 AM
RE: iam newbie here..!!!!
I can't see the point in spam, unless your goal is to annoy people. I can't think of any site that allows it. They end up deleted and no one clicking the link anyway. They can't possible make any money from it.

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