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Twitter Follow/Unfollow - Account Locked with chrome extension "Twiter Mass Follow"

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by Azzez, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Azzez

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    Hello Blackhat world!

    I'm recently trying to grow a twitter account via the follow/unfollow method using a chrome extension called Twitter Mass Follow.

    My twitter account keeps getting locked when I follow/ unfollow people in bulk.

    Any ideas how to get around this?
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

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    I'm getting the same thing, I've set between 1min and 1.5min between follow/unfollow and still getting locked out, maybe we need to go much much slower?
     
  4. Azzez

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    Yeah I'm going to try a few different things. I'm going to try some tools that HoNeYBiRD suggested and I'm going to but a longer delay when following and leave it overnight. Hopefully it'll be all good :)
     
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    Nah, the delay is ok, it's already more than needed. When you start following, you'll be asked to change your password on day 1 (via email or SMS), when you did that, you'll be able to follow again, then on day 2 if you keep following, you'll be asked to phone verify, when you do that, you'll be able to follow again, then on day 3 you'll be asked to re-verify and after that the account can be used normally and you won't be asked to verify it again, at least this is my experience lately.

    I'm also experimenting with delays, now i'm using this:
    follow: 15-30 sec
    unfollow: 2-10 sec
    and i don't get any locks.
     
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    Okay great, thanks for the info, I'll try these rates tomorrow. It happened yesterday when i was unfollowing every 5 seconds, and today while i was following every 5-25 seconds, I wasn't asked to change my password either day, just too verify by SMS. This might explain why I was locked out again so quickly as they think my account is in the hands of a spammer. Should I manually change my password or wait for your 3-day method?
     
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    If you weren't asked to change the password, then don't change it, that's just what usually happens. The 5 second delay for following is too low, increase the minimum a bit, 15 is safe, not sure about 10, i haven't tried that yet. Last time when i was using 2-10 sec delays for following, i was outright suspended. lol

    If you follow then unfollow continuously or vice versa, you can't always be sure about the reason of a lock, because it doesn't happen immediately, but in a few hours. So it can be that when you were unfollowing and got locked, it was because of a previous following task. I was never locked for unfollowing and i use smaller delays, at least my minimum is lower than yours.
     
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    I just followed 800+ accounts within 5 minutes and hit the daily follow limit. Still account didn't get locked though.
     
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    Have you already phone verified your account and performed 2-3 re-verify requests? I'm just asking, because giving it a second thought, i haven't tried lower than 15 sec delays recently. I'm thinking when an account gets unlocked for good (after 2-3 re-verify requests), it gets more trusted, so the limits get lifted/loosened, you can follow with very short delays and that's why you didn't get locked. It's just a theory of course, but i can't really explain it with anything else.