iAd click fraud, clicking your own iAd

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jPuzzle, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. jPuzzle macrumors newbie

    jPuzzle

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    #1
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Hi guys
    I was just wondering about so called
    "click fraud" on the iPhone
    What's stopping people from clicking adds showing on their own app off of a friends iPhone in order to generate revenue?
     
  2. maturola macrumors 68040

    maturola

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    Atlanta, GA
    #2
    Nothing...

    Just like any other click-to-pay ad service, there is a large amount of algorithms to detect this type of behaviors, you can always slip a few "Fake" clicks but after a while the system will catch up.
     
  3. jPuzzle thread starter macrumors newbie

    jPuzzle

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    Thanks, I thought as much
     
  4. Spliff macrumors regular

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    Vancouver, Canada
    #4
    Clicks should also originate from unique IP addresses. Click fraud can also come from IP rotators using proxies, but it's much more difficult to detect.
     

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