Learn why big businesses like Amazon, eBay, YouTube, Facebook, etc. are able to figure out if you are registering a new account.
Episode #11-36 released on May 4, 2021
Periodically, large websites like Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, eBay, etc. block user accounts for violating terms of service. Part of the terms of service of many businesses indicate that creating a new account once blocked is not allowed.
Now, we all know that many websites use the IP address as a form of identification, but it may be important to note that, that is a very weak form of identification and that many companies resort to a different type of identification to allow them to figure out if you are a new user or a returning user.
Welcome to browser fingerprinting, combined with user account information, a website can gather multiple browser fingerprints and use that to identify users who use more than a single account and device. Browser fingerprints contain a lot of unique data related to your devices and your online behavior. Because of this, it is possible to identify many users, eventually, simply by what they use and how they use the website's services. And this, even if you use a VPN, Proxy, or Tor.
Now, it is not impossible to evade detection, but you have to remember that the browser fingerprint and user behavior has a list of metric data in it, starting with details about the device, allowed standards, search results, posts, comments, even the way you converse and write in a few cases.
Now, knowing all this, it is important to note, that the algorithms they use to create your unique identifiers are going to be more complex than the over simplified explanation given today. And, with that, you will be far more aware of why big business is able to figure out if you are registering a new account, even with a new IP address over a VPN, because some of their detection methods are simply that good.
Host : Steve Smith | Music : | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Dot Net