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ALRIGHT, I just have to ask it! WTF with the black text to hide trans IDs?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Omirag, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Omirag

    Omirag Power Member

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    Seriously guys,

    Why does everyone think that making the font black or grey will help hide their trans ID number? I mean, if you scrape a site, it will grab the html, which does not care about the color of your font compared to the background. Is there something I am missing?
     
  2. Nicheblogger

    Nicheblogger Regular Member

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    I don't think that's what people are doing. They are grabbing the text and the clipboard is saving some of the format that they copied it from.
     
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    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    It's a secret, Shhhh!


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  4. DTjai

    DTjai Regular Member

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    Can confirm, i just copy the transaction id from paypal and paste it which causes it to be greyed or blacked out.
     
  5. tb303

    tb303 Senior Member

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    that's what the "remove format" button is for when you're posting.
     
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    DTjai Regular Member

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    Or you know, i just don't click that one seeing as i didn't even know it existed till you told me.
     
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