According to ZDNet, 51 per cent of website traffic is through automated software programs, often with    malicious activity in mind.

(The breakdown of an average site’s traffic is as follows:

– 5% = hacking tools looking for an unpatched or new vulnerability within a site.

– 5% = scrapers.

– 2% = automated comment spammers.

– 19% = “spies” collating competitive intelligence.

– 20% = search engines (non-human traffic but benign).

– 49% = real people who are actually browsing the Internet.

Maybe I should cut my visitor logs in half.)
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