How to detect bots on my game website?
February 17, 2014 9:17 AM Subscribe
As a follow up to my question
about keeping an online game from being gamed: How do I programatically detect bot-players?
posted by signal to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm running a game-site where you click on a button and, if you're click number X, you get a prize. There's a minimum wait between clicks, a few seconds.
I've detected some obvious bots, that clicked at regular intervals for over an hour.
Now I'd like to be able to analyse players' click histories automatically (they're logged in and I record every single click with a timestamp and user account) so as to flag likely bots, so I can challenge, penalize or delete them.
What sort of numerical analysis would help me figure out who's human and who's not?
The site's Django + Python on Heroku.