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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 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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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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    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 Power Member

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