How to Check if an IP Address is a Bot in Python

Due to the evolving nature of cyberattacks, keeping your business and clients free from threats has become a constant challenge. One recent avenue of attack is via IP addresses; since every computer we interact with has an IP address, it is a prime target for hackers. The following API will check if an IP address is a bot by scanning a database of known malware, allowing you to know right away if you’re dealing with a threat.

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To use this API, run this command to install the SDK:

pip install cloudmersive-validate-api-client

Next, you can input the target IP address, and call the function using the following code:

from __future__ import print_function
import time
import cloudmersive_validate_api_client
from import ApiException
from pprint import pprint

The result that is returned will tell you if the IP address is valid or if it’s a bot in disguise. Check out the Cloudmersive website to retrieve your free API key and gain access to a total of 800 monthly calls.

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