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Bot, Cyborg and Automated Turing Test

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jeff Yan



The Automated Turing test (ATT) is almost a standard security technique for addressing the threat of undesirable or malicious bot programs. In this paper, we motivate an interesting adversary model, cyborgs, which are either humans assisted by bots or bots assisted by humans. Since there is always a human behind these bots, or a human can always be available on demand, ATT fails to differentiate such cyborgs from humans. The notion of telling humans and cyborgs apart is novel, and it can be of practical relevance in network security. Although it is a challenging task, we have had some success in telling cyborgs and humans apart automatically.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Yan J

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2006

Pages: 9

Print publication date: 01/06/2006

Source Publication Date: June 2006

Report Number: 970

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne