hypnosec writes: Web traffic — the actions of real people, or by other computers? A recent study explains. Cloud-based service, Incapsula, has revealed research indicating that 51 per cent of website traffic is through automated software programs; with many programmed for the intent of malicious activity. The breakdown of an average site’s traffic is as follows: 5% is due to hacking tools looking for an unpatched or new vulnerability within a site, 5% is scrapers, 2% from automated comment spammers, 19% the result of “spies” collating competitive intelligence, 20% derived from search engines (non-human traffic but benign), 49% from people browsing the Internet.
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be
lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
- Isaac Asimov