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Which of These 2 Scenarios is More Dangerous for Social Media? (Regarding IPs & Proxies)

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by bobsleds, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    scenario 1:
    performing an action (one that would be frowned upon if say youtube or one of the other social sites found out about it) on one single account with one single IP address

    or

    scenario 2:
    performing an action on one single account with multiple ip addresses?


    it seems like scenario 2 would be the safer option right? but wouldnt they suspect that something fishy is going on if you have a single account performing all these actions from various multiple ip addresses?

    or am i misinterpreting how information is relayed back to them (social sites) ? since they have so many users would they ignore the fact that you are a single user but shielded under multiple proxies?
     
  2. phatzilla

    phatzilla Supreme Member

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    why would # of ip's matter if we're only dealing with one account? Now if you have one account and you're sending mutli-threaded messages from 100's of proxies at the same time, they might suspect something, but otherwise you'll probably just run into account related blocks.
     
  3. kiggd

    kiggd Junior Member

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    Proxies are a known thing that sites don't necessarily care about. Think about mobile users on 3G... Every time they access their account it's from a new IP!
     
  4. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    can you clarify what you mean by this? are you saying that whether you have 1 ip or 100 different ips that it would all essentially be the same because you are working with one account? isnt it safer to spread it out with multiple ips?

    yes. that is what im doing. how else could i use the proxies if im not doing multiple threads? i have like maybe 4 threads that cycle through one proxy maybe every 10 minutes or so.

    thats actually exactly what im trying to prevent i dont want an account related block. thats what i need help with. what can in do to prevent account blocks from a single account? i thought proxies was the answer but apparently not?
     
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  5. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    true , but isnt that why every mobile iphone user has a unique UDID/IMEI?

    are you saying that proxies are useless? if thats the case what can we do to prevent getting caught?
     
  6. kiggd

    kiggd Junior Member

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    So? A website can't grab that! You think that would be allowed? A website then would be able to track users across domain names.
     
  7. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    and what if we are talking about an app not a website. if the phone is accessing an app the app can track it.

    anyway, are you basically saying that ips and proxies are useless

    and i really wish phatzilla would respond to his pms or threads he doesnt ever seem to respond i need his expertise. he just chimes in with a cryptic message and then disappears into the night
     
  8. kiggd

    kiggd Junior Member

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    For IPhone apps you can no longer use the UUID (apps get rejected trying to access it now). Not sure about Android.Proxies are not useless at all for black hat. If you're going to do something malicious, using a proxy will protect yourself from being discovered. Think about hackers that use Twitter. Governments know about the Twitter accounts but when they subpoena the IP they get an IP from somewhere random in the world. Advanced hackers will proxy multiple times (proxy in a proxy in a proxy - and no this isn't an inception joke ;)). But basically it makes it hard because the government has to find the owner of multiple IP addresses from multiple countries which is expensive to do.
     
  9. TheViceroy

    TheViceroy BANNED BANNED

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    What do you mean by "its safer to spread it out among different IPs". Its still a single account, so if you do something they don't like, you're going to get banned...