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Is it safe to use Scrapebox on a University network?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Mjordan, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    Well I've recently bought SB and I love it. I was just wondering if I should be using it on a university network or not? Is there any way that I could get in trouble?
     
  2. speakeasy602

    speakeasy602 Junior Member

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    I would use proxies. But if the schools IT dept really wanted to know where most of the bandwidth usage was coming from, they will find you. But you could just tell them that your computer was hacked, and they'd probably let you off the hook.

    I spam from Starbucks daily.
     
  3. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    I mean I'm not doing anything more than 2-5k comments and related scraping every day. So nothing too huge. And are you talking about using a proxy to access the internet or in SB? I think the university offers a free VPN to use, would that do any good?
    And starbucks is a lil different. You're computer isn't registered with starbucks and you don't live there lol.
     
  4. kideze

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    you should be able to use it without a problem, its been done
     
  5. S7apster

    S7apster Junior Member

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    They let me play xbox live from my room when I was in res, and bandwidth wise, that blows this level of activity out of the water.

    You should be fine.

    ...but you should use proxies to avoid getting your building/network/school's IP (I have no idea how that might work actually) blocked or banned by anything, akismet for example.
     
  6. Satyren

    Satyren Regular Member

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    Get a VPN and you won't have a problem. Using usual proxies won't make you invisible for the ISP.
     
  7. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    Alright sweet sounds good thanks guys.
     
  8. jb2008

    jb2008 Senior Member

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    Dude it will give you no problems - use proxies and you will be fine - especially at the volumes you're doing. I'm finishing a scrape and it has been going for 20 hours now, as long as you're not doing volumes like that you will be ok. Heck, even if you were doing that I'm not sure they would care.
     
  9. colephoenix

    colephoenix Newbie

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    You should be fine. The worst thing that might happen is that they ask you to stop. Your university is much more worried about pirated torrents than ScrapeBox. The former will get you in a lot more trouble.
     
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  10. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    Yeah I keep all of my p2p programs on my windows PC back at home, don't even wanna chance any of that stuff on a uni network lol.