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Node.js & Privacy Pass application for Cloudflare scrape solution

Over 7.59 million of websites use Cloudflare protection, 26% of
them are among the top 100K website worldwide. As Cloudflare
establishes itself as the norm regarding service protection, chances are, the site you want to scrape is more likely to use it than not.

When it comes to scrapping websites, captchas and other type of
protections were always the main obstacle in providing reliable data collection solutions. And most often this would lead to consider bypass services which aren’t always free.

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MobaXterm, better Putty alternative

MobaXterm is a server connectivity software (Windows) and it’s much better than Putty. It’s branded as “Enhanced terminal for Windows with X11 server, tabbed SSH client, network tools and much more”.

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Github AI pair programmer

GitHub Copilot · Your AI pair programmer

The copilot is integratable into 4 major IDEs

Visual Studio Visual Studio Neovim Neovim VS Code VS Code JetBrains IDEs JetBrains IDEs
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Undetected ChromeDriver in Python Selenium

Selenium comes with a default WebDriver that often fails to bypass scraping anti-bots. Yet you can complement it with Undetected ChromeDriver, a third-party WebDriver tool that will do a better job.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Undetected ChromeDriver with Selenium in Python and solve the most common errors.

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How to bypass PerimeterX

You’ve found the website you need to scrape, set up your scraper and fired it, just to sadly realize PerimeterX has blocked you.

PerimeterX’s dynamically complex bot detection system relies on server-side and client-side checks to distinguish humans from bots. It deploys several layers of protection and, for the most part, manages to do its job without interrupting the user experience.

But don’t fall into despair! There are a couple of things you can try to bypass PerimeterX (called HUMAN now) before giving up on your goal of scraping that delicious data.

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Discord Bot to detect on-site anti-scrape & scrape-proof tools

Today, I’ll share of a Dicord server 1 and server 2 that accomodate a bot able to detect multiple modern scrape-protection and scrape-detection means. The server’s channels with the bot are #antibot-test and #antibot-scan respectively

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Web Scraping: 5 pros and cons

Web scraping, also known as data mining or web harvesting, is the process of extracting data from websites automatically. The extracted data can be used for various purposes, such as market research, price monitoring, sentiment analysis, and many more. However, web scraping has both advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we will discuss the five main pros and cons of web scraping.

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TLS (SSL) Fingerprinting

In the post we share about web fingerprinting and particularly TLS fingerprinting. First let’s categorize the fingerprinting.

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Node.js, Python & Ruby Bots Zoo repo

Today, I got in touch with the Node.js [and Python] bots garden/zoo providing modern bots with different kinds of browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Headless/not headless) using different automation frameworks (Puppeteer, Selenium, Playwright) in several programming languages.

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Service for getting real SMS on virtual online numbers + API

With 365SMS service you can receive SMS to a virtual number and verify your accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Amazon, Airbnb, etc.

  • Buying virtual numbers and receiving SMS in automatic mode.
  • A virtual phone number is issued for 20 minutes. During this time, you can receive an unlimited number of SMS absolutely free.
  • You pay only for the received SMS, prices are as low as 0.3 EUR per number. If the number did not accept SMS, the money will be returned to the balance.
  • Large selection of services (incl. Linkedin) and countries for SMS activation.
  • Convenient API for comfortable work with external software.
  • User-friendly interface. Search by country and service makes it easy to buy a virtual phone number.
  • Dicounts for numbers in bulk.

Note

Since the virtual number is not in the country it represents, so a created 3d party account might be blocked. Therefore it’s better to:

1. Use mobile proxies that match the geolocation of the region of the purchased virtual number;
2. Use a mobile user agent.

Often the problem is not in the number, but in the wrong registration method.

Free numbers

Another vistual number SMS service, incl. free numbers.