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Bots Plague Ticketing Industry
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RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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2/28/2019 | 12:56:18 PM
External Requests
I would imagine this is prevalent for ticketing systems that allow external entities to submit requests. If you restrict ticketing to only internal entities and trusted clients you will see a downturn in this activity.

If you are seeing bot traffic originate internally then you have bigger problems.
schopj
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schopj,
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2/28/2019 | 1:06:57 PM
Re: External Requests
How exactly would Ticket Master restrict ticketing to only internal entities?  We're not talking about internal ticketing systems, we're talking about concert and airline ticket sales online getting hit with bots.  
REISEN1955
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3/7/2019 | 7:20:02 AM
Re: External Requests
For comparison, I remember when my father's company subscribed to the old Sabre system for reservations and had an ancient (by today's standards) Western Union terminal (keyboard, roll of paper) in the office.  It was totally secure not only because there were not threats back then but it was so basic.  As we have gotten more complex we have sacrificed speed and covenience for security.  There is alot to be said for DOS 6.22 in some ways.  i could build a machine and do most of my basic work sans internet and you can just TURN IT OFF without shutdown.  (Side note - remember parking the heads? )


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