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The Goals and Challenges of Click Fraud Penetration Testing Systems

International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (2009)

Abstract

It is important for search and pay-per-click engines to penetration test their click fraud detection systems, in order to find potential vulnerabilities and correct them before fraudsters can exploit them. In this paper, we describe: (1) some goals and desirable qualities of a click fraud penetration testing system, based on our experience, and (2) our experiences with the challenges of building and using a click fraud penetration testing system called Camelot that has been in use at Google.

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