Webinar: Industry-leading trends for multi-accounting

Learn about the tactics the most successful online businesses are using in 2022 to run multiple accounts without bans.

If you missed our latest webinar, ‘Industry leading trends for managing multiple accounts without bans’, catch up on it here. It’s packed full of information to help you succeed in the antidetect landscape of 2022, including:

  • Best browsers and proxies for your use cases
  • Impact of browser version on your detectability
  • Growing prevalence of core detection
  • Latest insight into hardware settings
  • Impact of coming shift to FLoC over 3rd-party cookies
  • And more!

We had a packed Q&A session at the end of the webinar. Below we’ve gathered the most common questions together for your reference. 

Question & answer session

Can websites detect the Local IP address of my laptop?

In the past websites were able to detect your Local IPs which were assigned to you by your router through Chrome and Firefox via the WebRTC module. However, at this point in time, websites are unable to do that because both browsers have deprecated this functionality due to privacy reasons.

Is it safe to use mobile IPs (proxies) with desktop browser profiles?

Yes, it is safe to use mobile IPs on browser profiles that are configured to be perceived by websites as desktop websites. Nowadays a big majority of internet users use mobile IPs to connect to the internet using USB dongles, mobile hotspots, and internet modems that work on SIM cards.

Blocking users based on this characteristic alone is not a productive method, because websites risk blocking a big subset of normal users as a result.

Will it be a red flag if my mobile IPs change every time I launch a profile?

It probably will not. Mobile internet, by design, provides dynamic IP addresses that have a high frequency of IP rotation. An IP address of a mobile user can change up to ten times per day, depending on the internet services provider (ISP) without a change of location. Furthermore, since mobile IP ranges are assigned to specific cell towers in your area, they change frequently because you can travel from one place to another with a different cell tower.

Due to this, websites expect this behavior when seeing a mobile IP and if they start blocking you based on this characteristic alone, they risk blocking normal users as a result.

How can I check the quality of IPs I get from my proxies?

You can use a couple of websites to determine the quality of your IP addresses:

Which operating system (macOS or Windows) should I use for better success rates?

The choice of the operating system will likely not yield better or worse success rates. Previously, we thought that macOS was the better choice, due to Windows having a high variety of different Canvas and WebGL fingerprint hashes. However, the situation changed with the release of Chrome 80, where these kinds of fingerprints stopped being dependent on hardware settings.

Nowadays, both OS yield a low variety of hardware fingerprints, and as a result, there is not a lot of evidence to support that one OS is better than the other.

What is the best setting for Canvas and WebGL image masking?

Since both browser fingerprints yield a low variety of unique hashes, the best option is not to mask them at all to not get caught by websites to perform sophisticated integrity checks. Make sure to continue to mask WebGL metadata – it’s a parameter with high variety.

The recommended settings for e-commerce and social media accounts are as follows:

Canvas = Off AudioContext = Off WebGL image = Off WebGL metadata = Mask

For scraping, it can be argued to mask these settings.

Should you gather cookies using the same IP (proxy) that will be later used for the registration of a new account?

At this point, you can gather cookies using a different IP, as it will work. However, it’s important to note that websites can perform an integrity check and see that the IP address was different before registration when cookies were placed. When websites will perform this check or not is unknowable.

How can I gather cookies for my target website?

For big websites such as Facebook and Google, you can find 3rd-party websites that host their code. Gathering these 3rd-party cookies will be a way to show the website that they knew about the user well before the registration step. This will increase success rates.

You can use this Chrome extension to find websites that have Google Analytics installed.

You can use this extension to find websites that Facebook pixel installed:

Use Google to find various webshops and blog articles and verify the presence of such code using the above-mentioned extensions. Once you have the list, import them into Cookie Robot. Age the profile for 2-4 days, and then attempt your target actions.

For other websites that do not have the same coverage, you can simply navigate to their main domain from Google search, and perform simple actions (scroll, click on links, add items to cart, go to check out, etc…) and then save the profile. Age the profile for 2-4 days and then attempt your target actions.

How can I increase the success rate of my target website?

The general rule is as follows:

  1. Use the profile of the same OS you’re launched the profiles from
  2. Use high-quality residential proxies (audit them using the websites mentioned above)
  3. Gather cookies and age them for 2-4 days
  4. Avoid any behavioral linking from other accounts

Why should you put Mask Media Devices Video Inputs to 0?

Some websites perform selfie checks to verify account ownership. This can impede your work and make you spend a lot of time on verification checks.

When you set Mask Media Devices Video Inputs to 0, you are essentially communicating to that website that you don’t have a camera to take a selfie with.

This has been confirmed to work right now, but can change in the future, so use it while you can!

Which type of proxies is better: Socks5 or HTTP?

The type of proxies will likely not yield any better results in success rates. All browser-to website communication is done via the HTTP protocol. So using HTTP proxies will get the job done.

Some providers offer encryption over Socks5 proxies, which means your internet service provider will not know which websites you are visiting. However, this is dependent on the proxy provider.

Can websites detect the use of Browser Extensions?

Yes, they can. There are many methods of how this can be done. We have done a lot of research into this area, and you can see a full explanation in our blog articles:

We will continue to run webinars to help you get the most out of Multilogin and your business, so keep an eye on your inbox or app notifications for further developments. Watch this space!

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