---- How accurate/reliable is your web analytic tool?
gregbo - 11:05 pm on Jul 2, 2006 (gmt 0)
Yup, and I've been stopping a lot of the fraudsters, they aren't as clever as they think.
I'm sure you have caught some fraudsters. What I'm trying to say is that there is fraud that noone can catch (merely by looking at traffic logs, click logs, etc.) because it looks like ordinary traffic. Perhaps you can catch them if they're engaged in some other type of fraudulent activity and the authorities are tipped off about it.
Allowing open PROXY servers and CGI PROXY sites access to your server is a major point of vulnerability as those playing games don't want to be caught so you need to block 'em all.
There are fraudsters who are aware of this, and set up their own proxy servers.
And proxy servers explain:
# Different IPs # Different browsers # JS disabled, Cookies disabled
Actually, these things can be done without proxy servers. In fact individuals with appropriately written software can mimic the behavior of any existing user agent, or even create new user agents. Are you going to block a user agent you never heard of? (What if it's someone who's creating the next Firefox?)