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Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] FREEPAGES-HELP E-mail address harvesting -- wasDigest, Vol 6, ...
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 17:00:33 EDT
And it is not only an issue to prevent stealing of data...it is a server
security issue. Some bots would use so many resources that they would bring
down the servers. So there are many reasons for monitoring and preventing
In a message dated 8/4/2011 4:04:41 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
You may be thinking about previous discussions regarding munging of
employed for browser access, as opposed to a bot accessing the
unmunged address directly from the server.
Think about it. Any internet company with proprietary data,
including RootsWeb or Ancestry, can and does block unwanted bots
routinely. Otherwise all of the data they have created or purchased
that is stored on their servers could be harvested. For example,
insurance companies could steal the entire SSDI, which Ancestry has
to pay for. Or Joe Blow Genealogy Services could steal the 1930
census index, etc.