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Brute-Force Botnet Attacks Now Elude Volumetric Detection

It just became harder to distinguish bot behavior from human behavior.
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12/26/2016 | 11:33:38 AM
Good article
This is very true.  Most bots these days fly right under the radar.  You can't block based on IP because it's a constant game of whack a mole.  Hackers that know what they're doing will constantly change IPs using cloud providers to spin up different IP blocks.  It takes a very sophisticated system to identify bots.  They will send a couple requests from a thousand IPs at once, instead of thousands of requests from a single IP.  Rate limiting cannot detect this and it looks very human in nature.  There is a great article that talks about this at botnetremoval dot com.  It even suggests what to consider in your entire security stack, saying that you need bot mitigation as an entirely separate solution.  
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