Nonhuman bot traffic is taking over the Internet, report says

12/13/2013 | CNET

More than half of all Internet traffic does not have a human hand behind it, according to a study from Incapsula that says 61% of all Web traffic is generated by bots. The report, which says nonhuman Web traffic increased 21% this year over 2012, determined that bot traffic is split nearly evenly between so-called "friendly" programs, focused on things such as search engine optimization, and malicious bots that include traffic from hackers and spammers.

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