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we can change our IP/useragent, but what about...

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by wise, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. wise

    wise Registered Member

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    screen resolution? simple javascript can pick up your screen resolution as well as your ip, browser, and OS.

    let's say you're doing some shady stuff with proxies on your sick nasty 24" lcd at 1920x1200, wouldn't that be suspicious if every identity you have uses that same resolution? (obviously the person investigating would already have to be suspicious to be looking at your account with such detail, but still...)

    is there any way to spoof this value? or (as i suspect) does one actually have to change their resolution with every new "identity" (assuming one gives a crap about this in the first place, which many probably don't)?
     
  2. Arthas

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    such information can be spoofed at the browser and/or proxy level. there must be some tools for it.
     
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  3. wise

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    yea "there must be" is what i thought, but haven't found anything
     
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    hxxxxps://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1985

    here's a add on for firefox called window resizer, it has the default screen resolutions
     
  5. wise

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    ah, thanks man, but thats not exactly what i'm looking for. that resizes your window. the same resolution still gets passed on to whatever site you're on
     
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    Ah okay, silly me, I thought it was the same thing... I guess if you're on a xp you could manually adjust it everytime...
    h elpwithpcs . com/tips andtricks/changing-screen-resolution-win-xp.htm

    Tell me if that helps, sorry had to break it up because bhw isn't letting me post
     
  7. Arthas

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    back in the day i used to use a program called proxomitron to fake info.
     
  8. persyme

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    Aren't most people's computers using the same screen resolution, 1024 x 768, and don't most people have cookies enables so they can use many websites that require so?
    1024 x 768

    Too many similarities with too many computers unless one has some unusal settings, etc., no?
     
  9. minute80

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    There are more serious ways that can be used to detect you, besides screen resolution, which can be easily faked with above mentioned procedures, as well as by changing screen resolution manually or with automatic tools which takes 3 seconds or so. For example, big G in its ad*ense script uses Flash version, which, when you think about it, is very hard to fake: you will probably have only the latest version installed, and you cannot easily get older versions. There is also a question of browser versions etc. Just to have something in mind...
     
  10. persyme

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    What is "Flash version" and wouldn't many people have it? So, if you're changing your ip (proxies) wouldn't you look like several people that have this version, and the same browsers and browser versions.

    I mean how many people use Mozilla Firefox, latest version (updates automatically)?

    Thanks for your reply.
     
  11. minute80

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    persyme: Flash version is version of your Flash client. Most of the people have the latest version, but there is a significat few which resist this change. Big search engines like Big G, know this information and use it to detect if your clicks are fraud. Browser and plugins versions are very hard to fake, as I already mentioned. What is the exact ratio of people using latest versions and other, is hard to tell and it depends upon the kind of site you built. In any case this are the reasons you should redirect your traffic instead of just faking your ads clicks.
     
  12. persyme

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    Thanks for the explanation minute80. I'm not up on anything having to do with "clicks" for one's site. I have a website for a service I provide but I have a SEO service/acquaintances that takes care of my website and my positioning on Google (is this what you're referring to?). It's worth the minimal cost, plus I also do some work with them so my cost is even less.

    With searches my service comes to the top (first). My service/industry isn't oversaturated so the positioning is much easier than many others. Plus, I'm learning a lot about SEO from working with them. It's really interesting stuff but oh so much to learn.

    The "clicks" I use proxies for have nothing to do with clicks for those reasons. It's for something completely different (thankfully!), much more personal use.
     
  13. minute80

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    8 - Java version
    9 - IP host resolving (to see if your IP originates from hosting providers which means that it is surely a proxy)
    10 - Language settings
    11 - Referrer
     
  14. minute80

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    Then you are on the safe side: as long as you are not trying to go againt big G and EGay you are fine.
     
  15. persyme

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    Big G? What does that mean?

    I don't use Ebay for anything.

    My service doesn't depend on clicks to my website (or I don't know enough about that to make a difference with it). I don't try to cheat any way with that, it's just a basic, simple website that mostly was created for my listing on Google.

    My service in my location is not oversaturated so the listing on Google does great. It now does better than my ad in the phone book Yellow Pages. I guess because more and more people are using the internet instead of phone books for this service.


    Cheers.
     
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    mac address (use tmac to spoof mac address and then enable your router to take on your computer's mac address)

    TCP/Ip headers. Use Security Cloak to spoof these (requires reboot).
     
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    anyone think this is ridiculously too cautious...
     
  18. aj113

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    Yep, clear cookies, change useragent and change proxies. There are very few sites that check more than this. Although I understand that clock skew could be the new "DNA fingerprint" of your computer going forward.

    I would just add that for some users mac spoofing is the only way that they can get a new ip address.