These automated programs can snap up concert tickets in the blink of an eye, or pose as humans on social media, among countless other mischievous tasks. Bad bots are a big problem, accounting for one-quarter to as much as one-half of global internet traffic, or even more, by different estimates.
But they are not invincible.
"You beat that automation — that bad automation from bad actors — with better technology, and that better technology does exist today," he says.
Locoh-Donou joins us to discuss the issue on this week's GeekWire Podcast. Plus, his take on the economy, and the future of the physical office.
With GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop. Produced by Curt Milton.