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How does Gmail still identify computers after changing ip address and clearing cookies?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by tmc1284, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. tmc1284

    tmc1284 Newbie

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    When attempting to create multiple Gmail accounts, what information does google obtain in order to identify your computer in order to prevent you from creating numerous accounts even after changing your ip address and clearing cookies?
     
  2. mistablackhat00

    mistablackhat00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Flash cookies.
     
  3. StartupBros

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    Through various cameras Google has placed throughout our homes and workplaces, as well as our cell phones constantly tracking us ;)
     
  4. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    Yes, most likely they saw your flash cookies. There are many useful browser plugins that can clear such info though.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
     
  5. jcsuperstar

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    or use something like ccleaner
     
  6. vylcho

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    Try with Adobe settings manager . Search in google
     
  7. xen11

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    I read that gmail ignores the dots soyou could use for example jwilliams at gmail
    j.williams or jw.illiams etc it will all go to the same email addres
    Don't know for sure if it's true
     
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    Just use the BetterPrivacy FF addon to clear your flash cookies.
     
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  9. Hunwarrior

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    that was a bit offtopic, yeah, DONT SPAM THIS FORUM
     
  10. redmint32

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    Just to add to scraper1's suggestion, OP can also use click&clean (ext. for chrome/iron).
     
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  11. nomade

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    Clear cache, history, cookies
    Switch to different browser
    Use ccleaner
     
  12. turbopugsleylx

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    Get the better privacy addon for Firefox...it can be setup to clear flash cookies every so many seconds...
     
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  13. ADHD-Dude

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    You can disable flash cookies for all sites, right click on flash general setting
     
  14. penpal6

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    You need to clear the flash cookies. Click and clean Chrome extension will help.
     
  15. MOB123

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    I am not sure if they actually do use this method but... they may be using browser fingerprinting. They can create a pretty accurate identification of your machine by looking at your browsers user agent in addition to the plugins that are installed on your browser. The browser and plugin combination of each machine is unique to one in approximately a million machines.

    You can test this by simply switching to a different browser.
     
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  16. Amsterdammer

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    After the new privacy disclaimer, can't put it any other way without getting insulting, I think this is only part of what they collect and store for eternity.

    Also, I don't understand why people don't just switch the supercookies off. You don't need them to watch youtube for instance. For business, I think there are better ways than to bother with that. :p

    The company's slogan should be updated I think, just the deletion of two letters would do it for me. ;)
     
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    You can try
    G-Zapper, which locates and deletes the Google cookie from your computer .
     
  18. ADHD-Dude

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    They fucking read the browser plugins and uses hidden forms to submit the data. But they need JavaScript to get it
     
  19. mmBob

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    We use virtualbox. We have several different images. Every image (container) contains a different setup (different OS (with different levels of patches), different browser version, different types of software installed that plug into the browser (like quicktime for example)... etc) That way every time we need a "clean browser", we fire up a new virtualbox session.
     
  20. everest2012

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    I had the same questions about changing ips and clearing cookies. However, I just figured Google keeps track of all history in general and that's how they find out. I never heard of flash cookies before and I will have to investigate how to clear them.