Botnets

  • How to protect yourself against ad fraud

    … We have come a long way in our examination of online ad fraud. So far, we have learned: what ad fraud looks like, why it exists and who should be responsible for stopping it. Today, we are going to learn about the practical matter of protecting yourself, as a marketer, against ad fraud. In a perfect world, fraudulent inventory would never make…

    Ratko Vidakovic/ Marketing Landin Display How To's- 11 readers -
  • Who Should Be Responsible For Stopping Programmatic Ad Fraud?

    … In the first two installments of this ad fraud series, we examined what ad fraud looks like and discussed the reasons why ad fraud exists. In this third installment, we look at the various participants in the supply chain, and determine who should be responsible for stopping ad fraud. The programmatic ad ecosystem is very compartmentalized…

    Ratko Vidakovic/ Marketing Landin Display- 24 readers -
  • Why Programmatic Advertising Fraud Exists

    … In my last column, we covered what fraud is, the magnitude of the problem, and the many ways in which it takes shape. We are now going to discuss one of the biggest questions that arise around the topic of ad fraud: Why does it exist in the first place? As with most big problems, a combination of factors contributes to an environment…

    Ratko Vidakovic/ Marketing Landin Display- 21 readers -
  • The Many Faces Of Programmatic Ad Fraud

    … agents, using random proxies (to rotate IP addresses), mimicking normal click-through rates, and in some cases, even mimicking real mouse movements from captured browser activity. All of these factors make it harder to fingerprint and block them. • Botnets: Botnets are generally a large array of personal (residential) computers that have been…

    Ratko Vidakovic/ Marketing Landin Display- 24 readers -
  • Facebook Tests Onion URL for Tor Users

    … some assumptions of Facebook’s security mechanisms — for example, its design means that from the perspective of our systems, a person who appears to be connecting from Australia at one moment may the next appear to be in Sweden or Canada. In other contexts, such behavior might suggest that a hacked account is being accessed through a “botnet…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 5 readers -
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