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How does this Website KNOW!?! I voted.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by xxjoel, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. xxjoel

    xxjoel Newbie

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    Alright I need some help cracking this code, nothing malicious or nothing bad. But it's bugging me...

    Ok, here it is. If you go to Slickdeals and Make a Thread. You can Vote "Thumbs Up" or "Thumbs Down". So I logged in to my regular user name, posted my "freebie thread", and voted Thumbs Up.

    Seeing how other people were thumbing me down for no reason. I wanted to "Thumb Up" my Post...

    SO.. I created a username and registered, go back to my thread and bammo, says "You've already Voted".

    Normal, so I Change my IP address. And I clear all my browser history/cookies/cache etc. I even Clear my Flash Cookies.
    And I Register a New UserName. I go back to Slickdeals and it still says "You've Already Voted".

    HOW DOES IT KNOW!?! HOW!? I cleared everything! I've even changed my Ip address! and Flash Cookies!

    Someone Please HELP me on this!!
     
  2. txhepoker

    txhepoker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Are you sure the IP you are using is masking all your info???

    i.e. level1,2,3
     
  3. xxjoel

    xxjoel Newbie

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    Masking all of my information? I don't know what you mean. What is that? And how do I do it? Btw, I'm not using a Proxy over my IP address. I'm just switching normal IP address.
     
  4. swent

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    It's unlikely, but try sMAC; they might be looking at your MAC address. Also re-open your browser window.
     
  5. xxjoel

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    Ok I tried switching MAC Addresses on my Wireless Adapter but I cannot, using this Laptop/Wireless Adapter.
    So I'm asking, is there any other clues or solutions besides changing MAC addresses?
     
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  6. xxjoel

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    Ok, I did some research and I learned that websites can't even see your MAC Address. So can someone else please chip-in? thanks.
     
  7. xxjoel

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    Ok, so I changed my IP address several times, made new accounts, and switched browsers... even in IE on a different IP address it still says "You Still Voted".

    What else could it be tracking?? i'm perplexed.
     
  8. chumpss

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    Use VMware lol with private dedicated proxy
     
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    Changed 1 digit at the end of your mac address in your modem
     
  10. dinkish

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    He already tried switching his MAC, and unless you have an add-on installed, or explicitly allow some sort of activex scripting in internet explorer, web servers can't record your MAC anyways.

    They're probably wildcarding the last 3 digits of your IP to prevent you from just releasing and renewing. Get an anonymous proxy, create a new account with it, try to upvote and report back.
     
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    This has got brought up a billion times, but to clarify, a website cannot detect your MAC address.
     
  13. xxjoel

    xxjoel Newbie

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    I tried this and it did not work. I tried:

    1.) Switching IPs
    2.) Clearing Cache/Cookies/ETC.
    3.) Clearing Flash Cookies.
    4.) Uninstalled Java.
    5.) Switching Browsers.

    And it still recognizes me... still says on a new Username:

    "You've Already Voted".

    I'm going to try VMWare But I still would like to know what is causing this.
     
  14. dinkish

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    As Cahoud posted, try it with firefox and install the FireGloves plugin.

    It could just be your footprint: OS version, screen resolution, browser version, etc.
     
  15. ricardo_bresil

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    Hi,

    Maybe yours proxy are not anonymous; You can check this here : www_iprivacytools_com/proxy-checker-anonymity-test/
     
  16. saber210

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    Check if you are using elite proxies.

    Also try it in icognito mode on chrome.
     
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    Slickdeals may be a front for the NSA. Watch your back mate. They KNOW.
     
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    The problem must be in proxys. There isn't coding problem,
     
  20. veronicabbq

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    They do seem to have a hidden cookie that you failed to delete. Many software vendors use that. You need a good tool to remove all software or website traces.