Bids and snipings not working because...

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Avatar (SF) cL0d 1 post

everytime Jbidwatcher tries to login in, eBay asks for a new login prompt with visual confirmation (blurred numbers on colorful background). When I log in manually (via browser) eBay does this very occasionaly, while with jbidwatcher happens every time. So I cannot bid or snipe.
I’m using www.ebay.it.
Your tool really rocks! Hope you’ll fix this problem! Thx

Here is the log (with the debug option on):

Wed Feb 02 14:00:32 CET 2005: Bidding $12.00 on 1 item[s] of >> do it yourself! SONY ERICSSON UNLOCK KIT + CABLE!!!
Wed Feb 02 14:00:37 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 4416… (D%0A&quant=1&BidBinInfo=5747544107)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:37 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 4420… (&quant=1&BidBinInfo=5747544107)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:37 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 4435… (p;BidBinInfo=574754410712.0)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:37 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 4439… (dBinInfo=574754410712.0)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:37 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 4449… (11">)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:37 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 4461… (1">1">)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:37 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 6080… (1">1">)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:37 CET 2005: Checking sign in as bid key load failed!
Wed Feb 02 14:00:37 CET 2005: Being prompted again for sign in, retrying.
Wed Feb 02 14:00:37 CET 2005: Getting the sign in cookie.
Wed Feb 02 14:00:38 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 7370… (t" tabindex=“3” value=“Sign In Securely >”>)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:40 CET 2005: Done Getting the sign in cookie.
Wed Feb 02 14:00:44 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 4416… (D%0A&quant=1&BidBinInfo=5747544107)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:44 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 4420… (&quant=1&BidBinInfo=5747544107)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:44 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 4435… (p;BidBinInfo=574754410712.0)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:44 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 4439… (dBinInfo=574754410712.0)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:44 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 4449… (11">)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:44 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 4461… (1">1">)
Wed Feb 02 14:00:44 CET 2005: Found an unusual tag @ 6080… (1">1">)
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| MfcISAPICommand=MakeBid&item=5747544107&quant=1&maxbid=12.0
+———————————————

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[CUT: html source of eBay page. If you want, I can post it]
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Wed Feb 02 14:00:44 CET 2005: Bad/nonexistent key read in bid, or connection failure!
Wed Feb 02 14:00:45 CET 2005: Wed Feb 02 14:00:45 CET 2005: 5747544107 (>> do it yourself! SONY ERICSSON UNLOCK KIT + CABLE!!!) – Bidding $12.00 apparently failed for an unknown reason. Check the auction
in the browser, to see if the bid went through anyway. (1)

 
Avatar (SF) ChongoMal 2 post(s)

Did something change over the past few days/week?

I added lots of items to watch from ebay searches. Then I tried to use jbw to load those items with the ‘search’ function as I normally do.

jbw reported ‘synchronizing’ then ‘done’ but none of the many new items on my enbay watch list were imported into jbw.

It worked about 2 weeks ago, which was the last time i ran it.

Is ebay trying to filter out snipers?

 
Avatar (SF) Michael... 10 post(s)

The same happened to my until this morning. Using my account I wasn’t able to login into eBay without doing it twice. The first attempt always failed and the second attempt prompted me for the security number. The password was the correct in both attempts (autofill, because login information is saved in Safari on Mac OS X).

Using an account of a friend of mine I never had a problem logging in while testing on this. I tried to login into both ebay.com and ebay.de. No difference at all. It seemed the problems were bound to my account.

I tried to delete all former traces of my account my setup could have. I restarted my router and got a new IP. I deleted all cookies and caches, used another computer with another OS and browser after a clean boot. No way. Then I stopped all ebay activity (JBidWatcher) over the night.

After reading your post this morning, my problems are magically gone. Hmm.

To avoid possible sniper detection attempts JBidWatcher could be changed to include several randomly chosen browser strings and a login interval (if there is such thing), which is randomly changed to +/- 60-120 seconds to avoid login pattern.

 
Avatar (SF) james tate 12 post(s)

2-13-05 , Sniping didn’t work for me either , I placed a bid on
a item and it had 18 min. before closing and it didn’t bid on item.
I have my sniping setup at 10 sec.
I bet ebay is doing some close monitoring.

jim

 
Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)

Greetings,
The security login shows up when the login has failed some number of times.

If (for example) you’ve changed your password, but not changed it in JBidwatcher, eBay sees some large number of attempted log-ins over a day, with the wrong password, and blocks your account off unless you answer a ‘captcha’ (Completely Automated Public Turing-test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart).

Since these are annoying to many users, they don’t use them constantly, but when they think that a breakin might have happened, or someone is trying to break into your account, it gets enabled.

It’s a good thing, but it’s frustrating for JBidwatcher. JBidwatcher needs to be able to recognize (1) captcha login pages (not SOLVE them, but recognize them, and stop trying), and (2) when passwords fail, and STOP trying, so as not to appear like an attack.

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

 
Avatar (SF) Michael... 10 post(s)

Well, I didn’t change my password lately and have my eBay password saved in Safari on Mac OS X, so I didn’t type my password in at all.