- A user agent field that mimics that of a browser. This is the field the browser provides to identify its version. It's very easy to mimic.
- User inputs happening at regular intervals. Is there a user making their moves exactly four minutes apart?
- A user that plays 24 x 7 who never sleeps!
How to Combat a Bot Invasion of Your Game
Bots. How would you feel if you found out that many of the players in your game weren't actually humans? It can happen, as the online poker world is all too aware. Properly designed, a game playing bot can be extremely difficult to tell from a human. Bots are simply computer programs that act as players to do repetitive tasks, but really they are a form of cheating. So here's a few hints and tips to make life hard for the Web game bot writers. There are three things needed to create a bot that can convince a game it's a human player: