What is the AntiBot Minimum Score option and how does it work?
The Antibot Minimum Score option is a part of the AntiBot Detection Engine. You can use it to set the antibot minimum score (percentage):
Every IP address accessing your site gets its own unique visitor score - the higher the score, the better the visitor i.e. the more likely it's human.
A score of '0' means it's highly likely to be a bad bot.
When a bot tries to login, or post a comment, we test its visitor score. If the visitor score fails to meet your Minimum AntiBot Score, we prevent the request. If its higher, we allow it.
AntiBot detection scoring improvements
Improved Bot Scoring Logic
We’ve adjusted a lot of scoring logic to help ensure legitimate users don’t get flagged as bots.
We’ve also improved the NotBot system’s ability to pick-up on past user sessions, which help improve NotBot scores for administrators.
No More Cookies
Shield would drop a cookie to assist in tracking which clients had completed the NotBot tests. With a bit of code restructuring, we no longer need to use these cookies
Faster NotBot Execution
With it being in the footer, there were instances where an admin would try login but the NotBot hadn’t executed in-time, causing the admin to appear to be a bot.
To address this, we’ve put the NotBot AJAX in the <head> section and it executes immediately.
Better Bot Score Reset
Sometimes it was necessary to reset a bot score through the Shield interface. Previously, when you reset the score it would immediately look to the Block List and pick-up negative signals for the IP and you’d be back to square 1. Not any longer – when you reset the bot score, it’ll also remove the IP from the Block List if it’s there.
Note: You can use the IP Management and Analyse tool to see all information pertaining to an IP address in 1 place. Here, you can also reset Bot score for that IP address.