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How facebook identifies my pc? And phone verification

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by jumbo1, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. jumbo1

    jumbo1 Junior Member

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    Hi guys

    I have several FB accounts that I use over several browsers (opera, FF, chrome and safari) just to avoid problems with facebook...

    However, FB had blocked 2 of my accounts... 1 that i was using on safari, and 1 that i was using on opera...

    First with the safari account, FB asked me to verify by phone... I tried that, but never received the text on my mobile! When I type in my number, the window just fades away... After a few tries, FB tells me that system is overloaded, or that I'm asking for too many codes...

    After a few days of trying I gave up on this account...

    On opera, the account got blocked before the safari one... FB was giving me 2 options: verify friends, and verify by phone... Since all the friends I have are random strangers, that didnt work, although I tried my luck... However, after I tried the phone verification with the other account on safari, FB stopped giving me the option to verify by phone for the account on opera!

    I came to think that facebook can identify my PC through probably some Windows ID... And it knows that the same computer had requested phone codes... It's not about the IP coz this one changes... and it's not about cookies coz I'm cautious to delete them after every use...

    What do you think?
     
  2. phatzilla

    phatzilla Supreme Member

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    Try in a VM to test your theory.
     
  3. jumbo1

    jumbo1 Junior Member

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    well, it's too late now... i just wanted to see if someone else had come to the same conclusion...
    also is it possible for FB to get such detailed information about my computer??
     
  4. junkiezz

    junkiezz Newbie

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    Same Happend Wiid Me : :p
     
  5. imperial444

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    it's your IP bro
     
  6. jumbo1

    jumbo1 Junior Member

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    well i restart my router 2-3 times a day, and it gets a different IP each time... so i dont think it's my IP...

    but again, is it possible for FB to get detailed information about my computer such as the windows ID??
     
  7. Firestorm

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    what is the solution to avoid getting blocked ? can someone tell me ? different IP ? how ?
     
  8. criticalmess

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    VM + VPN should resolve this problem.

    it all comes down to the number of accounts you need to manage..
     
  9. Firestorm

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    thanks .. what is VM ? Do i need proxy to avoid getting banned?
     
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  10. criticalmess

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    without checking this setup, I think that a vm (virtual machine, = you use a "different" machine) and a vpn (private virtual network = you use a different IP) can "hide" the origin.

    of course you must clear cache/cookies to be 100% sure nothing is traced.
     
  11. ugjunk

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    They probably tracked you by cookies which they initially set. That's how they were tracking you.
     
  12. jumbo1

    jumbo1 Junior Member

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    well that's my question: how can facebook identify my "machine"?? what info does facebook get from my machine to identify it?? that's something totally different from the IP...
     
  13. Inquisitive

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    It definitely can't be through a computer, there is no way Facebook can track someone through a computer and if your ip is dynamic, there shouldn't be a problem. Maybe it's a roadblock I guess. It just happens randomly to anyone. You should actually be thankful Facebook only blocked 2 of your accounts. Facebook blocked loads of my accounts but they were all not email verified. May I ask if the 10 Facebook accounts you had, were they all made with proper emails?
     
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    Recently with one of my FB accounts, it wouldn't let me go any further until I could give a phone number. It's ridiculous!
     
  15. jumbo1

    jumbo1 Junior Member

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    yes sure, they're all email verified
    why dont you email verify your accounts??
     
  16. Saint-Hero

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    Flash cookies bro!! Just use this mozilla add-on called "BetterPrivacy" . Keep in mind that they can also track your Pc Time Zone.


    Good Luck Brother
     
  17. july23

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    Lol facebook cannot identify your machine. where the hell you found that conclusion?

    Since you mention you frequently change IP. Then the answer is because you frequently change IP.

    Facebook don't care whether your previous IP is much closer to the newer one. as long it change it will trigger there security measures.
     
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  18. jumbo1

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    i do flash cookies everytime i use a different account...
    tracking my PC time zone doesnt seem to be a problem... there are millions in my time zone!
    but then, can it identify my machine somehow? like every windows copy has a unique ID, can facebook access this info?
     
  19. jumbo1

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    dude, my ISP refreshes my IP every few hours... most ISPs around the world DONT allocate a fixed IP to every user! unless you specifically pay for it, they just dont...
     
  20. july23

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    Well, no luck for you. I have static IP.
    I have been creating 500 accounts a week and logging them everyday with a software and sometimes on browsers. and i haven't encountered anything like machine leaking. I only get phone reverification unless i silly input wrong Proxy IP address.

    I would suggest getting at least 1-2 proxy. it will only $1-2 each. then observe, if things still happening then i would say its only happening to you. :)

    Cheers
    July23
     
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