Manipulate URL?

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I am a complete idiot when it comes to computers. I use Word, I write emails, I play an online game, I look at a few websites here or there. I have been playing an online game for 3 years, and 3 days ago I was blocked by the makers. Initially they said I was using a script/bot (I didn't even know what this was so I googled it...), and now they are saying I manipulated an URL. They refuse to send me the protocols from their servers and just keep claiming that I did this URL manipulation. Again, I had to Google it (this is how I found this site), and I have no idea how I would do any such thing. Can anyone tell me how difficult it actually is to do this sort of thing? Do you have any bright ideas how I could prove my innocence?

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  • UrsEss
    I am a complete idiot when it comes to computers. I use Word, I write emails, I play an online game, I look at a few websites here or there. I have been playing an online game for 3 years, and 3 days ago I was blocked by the makers. Initially they said I was using a script/bot (I didn't even know what this was so I googled it...), and now they are saying I manipulated an URL. They refuse to send me the protocols from their servers and just keep claiming that I did this URL manipulation. Again, I had to google it (this is how I found this site), and I have no idea how I would do any such thing. Can anyone tell me how difficult it actually is to do this sort of thing? Do you have any bright ideas how I could prove my innocence? Software/Hardware used: Firefox
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  • TomLiotta
    It's not difficult at all if you download the right tools. And if we tell you what it all means, you'll have a harder time explaining that you don't know anything about how it works. You need to have someone intervene on your behalf, possibly someone to review your system to ensure there are no malware "bots" or similar programs hiding in it. It's possible that your system is doing it without your knowledge. -- Tom
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  • FTClark
    URL manipulation can be as simple as changing the URL in the address box and pressing ENTER. This can be done by any idiot... :-) It seems strange that there system can be manipulated by such a simple method. Sounds like a poorly designed or just simpleton system.
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  • ToddN2000
    If they are saying you manipulated their URL. they have other issues.Things like a lack of security for starters. I have gone to some webstie and their URL will show in the browser. If you are looking up say a photo gallery and see their URL ends with a "2.jpg" all you need to do is change the "2.jpg" to say "10.jpg" and that's all it takes. It's been manipulated. You are trying to hack into areas that may not have a link or authorized. You are now on thier no-no list as they can probaly trace you IP and ban you.
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