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Nice little trick to display hidden content on websites

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by roadhamster, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. roadhamster

    roadhamster Regular Member

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    Images added.

    Hello all.

    I like to share a little trick which will display website content that's normally hidden for visitors.
    There are a lot of websites hiding valuable content for not-registered visitors to these sites. Only when you register you can view the content. But what if you don't want to go to the time-consuming registering-process and want to speed up things to get to the content yuo want.Here is how you can do it.

    What we need:- Webbrowser (obvious), I use Firefox for this.

    - Addon: Firebug, download it here http://getfirebug.com and install this addon to firefox
    - Addon: User agent switcher, download it here https://addons.mozilla.org/nl/firefox/addon/user-agent-switcher/

    If necessary restart your browser.

    Let's try a real life example.When you're searching for infomation and encounter something like this:

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    What the heck? I don't want to register, I only want the content I was looking for.

    Here's how:Change the user-agent of your browser with the user-agent-switcher addon.
    Go to "extra" in your firefox menu, go to the "default user agent" and select "search robots" "googlebot 2.1".
    Now your webbrowser identifies itself as if Google was visiting this website.

    Now fire up firebug from your webbrowser:

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    On the bottom of your browser the firebug extentsion loads. Go to "Cookies"and press control-shift-o to delete all the cookie-info for this site.

    cookies.jpg

    Reload your webbrowser and watch the magic happen.As you can now see that the annoiing "register to see the content" message has gone and you can freely watch the content you were looking for without registering to the website.

    uncovered.jpg

    Have fun!
     
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  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That's one pretty messed up post, OP. Thanks for killing my browser.
     
  5. roadhamster

    roadhamster Regular Member

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    Sorry guys, I had some problems with images, I'm woking on it to make a more readable version.
     
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  6. ZennoBlaster

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    Thanks op for this.

    On the search results I used to click google cache. But you only see a single page at a time (sucks if following a forum thread!).

    Save time & stay unregistered!
     
  7. abhi007

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    dont just comment one liners saying thanks and very useful everywhere...there is a thanks button for that...
     
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  8. radiant13

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    Nice one. Firefox one up again.
     
  9. vuarnet

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    Thanks OP -- i never would have thought to try that. i hate those "register now" links because i never keep track of those registrations
     
  10. Osiek

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    Yep. It's useful.
     
  11. popo80

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    hi, it doesn't work...still hidden.
     
  12. yenerich

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    Thanks, that a good one, i will add everything to my FF right now!! :)
     
  13. golupatil189

    golupatil189 Newbie

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    if we delete cookie we have to login again. this trick not working.
     
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  15. ming34

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    Thanks for the share
     
  16. superanas786

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    lol thanks op!!
     
  17. roba242

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    Thanks for the great tip !
     
  18. MelisaTa

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    Thanks for the share. Will try it out.
     
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    good jo OP i really needed this
     
  20. cloudyquasar

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    Not a new trick OP but well done on sharing...