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Methbot

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by pasdoy, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. pasdoy

    pasdoy Power Member

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    http://go.whiteops.com/rs/179-SQE-823/images/WO_Methbot_Operation_WP.pdf

    Have a read, it's very interesting. From another thread:
    Normally a "real browser" can't run 100s of ad players at once, but "methbrowser" is a node.js application with a C module that speaks Flash's plugin protocol directly. It simulates a dom, runs JavaScript in a node VM, but doesn't have to do any of the messy rendering that things like PhantomJS have to.

    It was discovered years ago because:

    * Their IP stack was acting like Linux[1]

    * Their flash player said "I'm Linux"

    * Their user agent said other things (random user agents)

    * Their DNS traffic was going UK, but the hosts were coming out of the US
     
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  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is real interesting stuff. A node.js headless monster.
     
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    $3,000,000 a day?wut.

    Will have to read this completely later.
     
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    Yes i read about this on CNN.... I was actually looking for something like this for long time ago..
     
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    Now that's some blackhat shit!

    Update: The methbot was using the same nickname "adw0rd" which was listed in the phony ISP internet address ranges. After further research adw0rd is connected to the same developer on https://github.com/adw0rd as well as many other sites like forums, fb, twitter etc.

    Looks like this dude didn't cover his tracks good enough!
     
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  6. cashajob

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    They made $3million dollars per day...
     
  7. neilbhabuta

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    Is that even possible...?
    3 million a day is 3 times what donald trump earns!
     
  8. pasdoy

    pasdoy Power Member

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    why not? have you checked the spec and what they do?
     
  9. redrolives

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    Sure, but they got caught quick. Actually I seen people who do this on a much smaller scale though.
     
  10. pasdoy

    pasdoy Power Member

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    yeah I guess its better keep it small. get to a steady 3k/week.
     
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    A great read for good night, thanks OP.
     
  12. Hubba

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    BH award nominee for sure o_O