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How youtube tracking this.

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Ayomav, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Ayomav

    Ayomav Regular Member

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    Hello,

    I'm creating accounts manually, I change proxy, I clear flash cookies, I clear browser cookies.

    Now, when ever I go to youtube to create account, it always show "my country" in default where else the country of the proxy is U.S.

    How youtube knows this ? Well, it's not that important, the problem is, I get phone verification page after creating few accounts, I have changed proxy, flash cookies and browser cookies, what else do they track, any other type of cookies ?

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  2. Iconoclast

    Iconoclast Regular Member

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    in your coutry select Us instead of ur counry, and then enter that usa number, and proceed

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  3. Ayomav

    Ayomav Regular Member

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    That's not helping.Anyone knows , what else youtube tracks beside flash, browser cookies and proxy.

    Thanks
     
  4. izSpK

    izSpK BANNED BANNED

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    Super cookies. (+ flash version, browser version, screen resolution - and lots of other things they also check)
     
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    procam Senior Member

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    Well Spk would know best. I would also try using a different browser and try to avoid using Chrome. Use Comodo Dragon.
     
  6. sirgold

    sirgold Supreme Member

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    So many ways -even without cookies- you can track a visitor's machine it's not even funny ;) The order of the headers in your http requests is telling the whole story about the identity of the browser in use, for instance. You can disable flash, js and install on of those little fake useragent addons and a site can still detect you're not who you claim to be. The fonts on your system, the resolution, the timezone detected by means of js (no need for flash) are all key elements that combined give a very accurate estimate of how unique your fingerprint is. The list might go on with html5 storage, etags and a number of other nifty indicators of who you are ;)
     
  7. ben10023

    ben10023 Regular Member

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    I'm also doing something similar at the moment, manually creating accounts. Any recommendations to the best setup to reduce footprint, i.e. browser + plugins/addons, a quick way to change timezone, user agent etc. I'm currently using firefox and a couple of VMs, using VMware. I hadn't thought about screen resolution, VMware allows you to really quickly change the window size, I guess this would change the screen resolution for this? Or would it require a browser restart?

    However in the long run is it best to just get a bot created? I'm not really that familiar with automation tools but is it fairly easy to get someone to build one with the required 'lack of footprint'?
     
  8. sirgold

    sirgold Supreme Member

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    Today I feel good, so will give a hint to all the young hax0rs (and struggling/coming ones.. :D) out there: learn any decent scripting language that can embed a web component (ehm not that other famous made in Redmond generally instantiated as WebBrowser1 you'll find snippets on pastebin...). You can get away with automating EVERYTHING, any website with a few lines of python, for instance. My creation tools rarely exceed 30 lines of code. If I need to deploy I take what I wrote in the script and wrap it with a nice c++ interface: duration of the process 25-35 minutes once the scripting template is good to go. And there's no way, no patch, no mastermind, no secret conspiracy no evil corporation that will EVER be able to prevent this from happening until the day a new http rfc is ratified... Or that they require DPV => digital print verification (and gotta be skeptical on that too) LOL ;) Using VMWare, although clunkier, will pull it off. Now Im not sure VMWare supports COW filesystems, but other emulation appliances do, so you can always have a fresh copy of the guest you're looking for. Also firefox portable might be yer friend here... Maybe running it under different user profiles. It won't solve the resolution problem (even though there are utilities out there to hook the win32 video API's) but it's not a biggie in general if you use some of the most commong resolutions. Ditto for user agents. Also if something sound cryptic, might want to google the terms I just used, I won't get into more details. HTH
     
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  9. florflor

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    I used to use US proxies and YouTube always thought I was in Belgium for some strange reason!

    Now I use a dynamic ISP IP so I get fresh IP for every account. Luckily, I don't care if google knows my country. I also delete flash cookies, regular cookies. I do use Chrome but I kill any other Google processes and block them at the firewall level. GoogleUpdate.exe loves to use the internet and launch multiple instances and no way do I trust it.

    My stuff is mostly white hat so I don't see any cause for them to try to ban me en-masse, even though I'm using a LOT of accounts :D

    I'm not sure why you keep getting phone verification. Are you using the same number? I recently did a lot of accounts with fresh phone numbers and never got asked to verify even once.