24
NOV
2011

Ryanair continue to work hard to prevent scraping

According to this article Ryanair stopped using captchas: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2020/11/21/38831/comment-what-now… The article makes a few bald statements of how dependant ryanair is on the travelagents. Ryanairs answer to this seems to have been to move...
21
NOV
2011

Ryanair implements captchas to stop web scraping

Ryanair seems to have taken the drastic step of implementing captchas in the booking process in order to stop Online Travelagents using screen scraping techniques to book tickets on the site. It will be very interesting to se how this turns out, other companies that have tested...
25
FEB
2010

Facebook Octazen purchase: Scraping troubles ahead?

It recently emerged, through news provider GigaOM, that Facebook had acquired little-known Malaysian start-up Octazen Solutions, but questions have arisen as to why the social networking giant has made the purchase. Some suggestions have hinted that Octazen is a talented web...
15
FEB
2010

Screen scraping: Copyright and intellectual property issues

Safeguarding business data can prove vital to the maintenance of a company. Screen scrapers are a threat to firms’ information and can be a danger to their intellectual property (IP) as well. Indeed, it appears that cybercriminals are still targeting important business data...
02
FEB
2010

Protecting personal data from screen scraping

Social network data harvesting is something that could be a concern for those scared of screen scraping, but there are simple steps that people can take themselves to stop their information being appropriated. Internet safety and security expert Linda Criddle recently noted how...
28
JAN
2010

The winners and losers of screen scraping

Screen scraping has affected many companies in both negative and positive capacities. When it is the former, however, there are both winners and losers, as has been seen in the past. One company that is taking the fight to screen scrapers, and has been doing so for some time now,...
27
JAN
2010

Is ScrapeSentry (ASSASSIN) the answer for screen scraping battle?

There are other ways besides to blocking screen scraping other than implementing Sentor’s ScrapeSentry service. But how useful are these other methods and what are they? Well, one of them is captcha, which will be familiar among many web users. When people encounter...
23
NOV
2009

Malware and screen scraping: Double trouble?

There are plenty of threats that companies need to be made aware of. Malware and screen scraping are certainly two of them. It seems that the two can even go hand in hand. Earlier this year, it was noted that once installed on a system, malware can carry out screen scraping...
11
NOV
2009

Social networking and data scraping

Data scraping is often carried out so that the party taking the information can make use of it for its own purposes. It appears this is now happening in the social networking world. As seen in the recent case between Power.com and social networking site Facebook, this can end up...
11
NOV
2009

The legal implications of screen scraping

There have been a number of cases surrounding the use of data in recent times and issues involving screen scraping have made their way into the courtroom on more than one occasion. While taking legal action could be something of a last resort for some firms, there are...