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End to Social Spamming as we now know it!

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Stoner47, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Stoner47

    Stoner47 Registered Member

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    In the last few days there has been some concern that some if not all the major social networks have been using this type method to detect a Bot, or social poster. Even sites like CL could be if not IS using what's called Device Fingerprinting. I know for a fact that most credit card processing companies are using this for detect fraud.

    With Device Fingerprinting you can change your IP, MAC address and browser all you want, they will still know who you are. Even wonder why when you post on CL and your ad gets ghosted? You spin like hell, change ip's, accounts and still nothing, well this is why. With FB they would be able detect that its YOUR PC or Remote Server that's spamming them. You can use 1000 accounts, change your IP's or use Beans as your IP source, clear your cookies, spin your ads, use 1000's of Sort Urls, even change your MAC and they will still know its YOU! Scary isn't it? Are they using this technology now? They would be stupid not too.. Here are some sources and interesting reads..

    I cant post links on here yet.. So what you will need to do is GXXgle this>>
    "myyearbook-moves-to-the-head-of-the-fraud-prevention-class-using-the-threatmetrix-fraud-network"

    Also GXXgle this>>
    "threatmetrix-announces-cookieless-device-identification-to-prevent-online-fraud-while-protecting-customer-privacy"

    The Wall Street Journal also has a writeup on this but how to prevent it.>>
    "how-to-prevent-device-fingerprinting"

    You can read more about how the system works here>>
    "Device-Fingerprinting-and-Online-Fraud-Protection-White Paper"

    Now This is where the FTC steps in to save the day, or will it?
    They want these sites, to have some sort of Opt-Out option, where they will not be allowed to collect this type of fingerprint from your device.>>>
    "FTC Backs Do-Not-Track System for Web"


    Hope this info helps some of you guys out and be careful on what you do BH!

    Will like to read some of your input on this...
    Have a nice Day.. ;)
     
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  2. darshan1994

    darshan1994 BANNED BANNED

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    not really the end. Macros on things like firefox cant really trace etc.
     
  3. CountStacula

    CountStacula BANNED BANNED

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    FTCs got our back!
     
  4. Stoner47

    Stoner47 Registered Member

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    Well looking at all the info that's gathered isn't fun! >>
     

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    albaniax Elite Member

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    :eek: :shocked: :eek:

    Is that really possible ?

    // I better go now spamming till it's possible :saroll:
     
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  6. Stoner47

    Stoner47 Registered Member

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    110% possible!

    I am very sure they have this already!
    Go to the threatmetrix site and look at Customers > Customer Overview
    Those sites are SMALL Fish beside FB, MS and CL..
     
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  7. CountStacula

    CountStacula BANNED BANNED

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    Regardless what they implement on any website, there will ALWAYS be spam and ways around something. Especially with these social networking websites that have millions of people using them.
     
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  8. Hunwarrior

    Hunwarrior Senior Member

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    Not really scared, i already have workarounds....

    You need to be creative if you wanna work IM.
     
  9. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    With all the heat FB and Google catch about privacy lately I doubt technology like this will become mainstream. Its a violation of our rights.

    From what I read the purpose of this technology is to go after criminals/hackers - people literally stealing either information or money.


    I doubt they want to find out whose behind that tiny url link that leads to some CPA survey hahah.:333::drillserg:333:
     
  10. Grizzy

    Grizzy Senior Member

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    In the end you always have control over your machine, and as such, you always have the final say on what packets leave that machine. Find out what's being fingerprinted and then figure out how to change it. ip, mac, ua, browser features, timestamp, screen resultion, fonts, clock skew.. nothing is set in stone.
     
  11. cameltoe

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    Most certainly not the end

    You just have to know what you're doing
    A short peek into the wall street journal article reveals what I have suspected, you just need the right plugins.

    I personally don't surf around without noscript anymore, and no - if you're out for finding information - it will not bother at all. You can also change your user agent, resolution, prefered language... and all these nice pieces of information. You can even randomize these things with plugins. Now add a VPN to the list and there is absolutely nothing they can do to fingerprint you.

    Professional tools will take care of all these precautionary steps. There will always be spam. It's just a matter of using the right tools.
     
  12. 101matty

    101matty Newbie

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    Don't, see the end, but crimps things up a bit for sure.