Decoding Security 126: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly…Bots

Making headlines last week, over 170,000 carrier-grade routers belonging to internet service providers were compromised. This caused websites being accessed through these routers to be injected with cryptomining malware. In other news, social media site Reddit suffered a data breach in June due to a circumented 2-factor authentication, allowing cybercriminals to access user data like email addresses, usernames, and passwords.

Did you know that up to 60% of all internet traffic is bots? More importantly, do you know what an internet bot is and the difference between a good bot and a bad bot? It’s all about bots this week on Decoding Security as we discuss what they are, how to manage them, and homemade bots used by penetration testers. Join our hosts Security Analysts Jessica Ortega and Ramuel Gall, as they discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly side of bots. And—will Ram finally update his password? Tune in to find out!

Want to learn more about bot traffic and website security? Check out past episodes We Could All Use A Good WAF and No Small Thing, and keep up by subscribing on Youtube, Spotify, iTunes, and Google Play!

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