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Drivers seem to still be using the "spoofing" location hack to obtain the best spots

BurgerTiime

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The cars you see on the map before you request a ride are not necessarily real. Just because you see a car on that map doesn't mean a car is there, either physical or through spoofing.
We know uber uses this tactic in high profile areas to make it seem reliable, evade law enforcement and protect drivers. But if Uber makes the statement they had to deactivate a few drivers, its possible they're using a computer connected via phone to bypass Uber's spoofing detection process. Pokémon developers showed how this process is possible and seem the same method is achieved using driver profile.
 

ginseng41

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While I understand why drivers would do this, I can't see why uber would and think that for the most part, it would be bad for drivers by lowering surge. I know that I log off and go home once I see too many cars online and I assume passengers get pissed if they see a bunch of cars nearby but have to wait for one to come from a greater distance
 
While I understand why drivers would do this, I can't see why uber would and think that for the most part, it would be bad for drivers by lowering surge. I know that I log off and go home once I see too many cars online and I assume passengers get pissed if they see a bunch of cars nearby but have to wait for one to come from a greater distance
Yeah but who is the rider going to punish uber or the drivers
 

Jesusdrivesuber

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Lol, he speaks the truth, the app @@@@s up with the GPS so much, it's close to impossible to determine if it's spoof or the app.

Uber scans the phones for spoofing apps, they detect rooted phones, I think all GPS spoofers I know off do not work and get detected quickly.

Did the author of that piece happen to think that maybe he is witnessing jumpers? He should write a piece about that.

 

Jesusdrivesuber

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Oh and BTW, someone should ridicule their investigation, are they even aware that you can't request ubers right next to you? That never worked for me when trying to rig rides unless the area was 100% empty, How are they sure they requested the uber in that location and not another one coming from afar as the one they are standing next to will disappear, did they have enough brain matter to check with 2 apps if the "ghost car" disappeared since it was booked?

How can people make asses out of themselves on national TV with these "investigations"?
No wonder those drivers looked freaked out.
 

BurgerTiime

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It's not drivers spoofing. It's Uber using fake ants. I've been posting about it for months. The ants on the rider app are about 50% fake.
Drivers have been spoofing, it goes way back to jail breaking in the early years.
Uber put in place jailbreak detection and would give you a pop-up warning and wouldn't allow you to sign on.

If you have a dev account, which Apple made much easier so it would open the minds of younger developers (and free now) you can connect your phone and put it in DFU mode:
https://recomhub.com/blog/how-to-enable-developer-mode-on-iphone-and-ipad-in-ios-10/
This would bypass any detection method and would require a link and laptop/pc. Once the location is spoofed, a request is accepted and phone is taken out of DFU mode (the car would disappear) and placed into regular operations (and car would reappear) showing actual location.
 
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Jagent

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Drivers have been spoofing, it goes way back to jail breaking in the early years.
Uber put in place jailbreak detection and would give you a pop-up warning and wouldn't allow you to sign on.
If you have a dev account, which Apple made much easier so it would open the minds of younger developers (and free now) you can connect your phone and put it in DFU mode:
https://recomhub.com/blog/how-to-enable-developer-mode-on-iphone-and-ipad-in-ios-10/
This would bypass any detection method and would require a link and laptop/pc. Once the location is spoofed, a request is accepted and phone is taken out of DFU mode (the car would disappear) and placed into regular operations (and car would reappear) showing actual location.

There is no reason to spoof being in my neighborhood. It never surges. There are rarely any requests here. I don't even work in my neighborhood any longer. The ants were fake Uber ants.
 

BurgerTiime

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There is no reason to spoof being in my neighborhood. It never surges. There are rarely any requests here. I don't even work in my neighborhood any longer. The ants were fake Uber ants.
Many reasons to spoof; if you can sit inside a coffee shop where your car is allowed to park while you spoof a popular location where your not allowed to park or it costs $$ to sit and wait. Surge or not, it can be used to your advantage.
 

Jagent

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Many reasons to spoof; if you can sit inside a coffee shop where your car is allowed to park while you spoof a popular location where your not allowed to park or it costs $$ to sit and wait. Surge or not, it can be used to your advantage.
Dude, you would have to be mentally deranged to spoof your location to my neighborhood. And you're trying to make me believe that four people did it at the same time.
 

BurgerTiime

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What are you talking about? Who said anything about doing it in your neighborhood? Just so you know. It's very common in places to have multiple drivers spoofing due to the people with knowledge charge for the ability and word gets out. Drivers will do anything and pay for any sort of advantage. This is nothing new at all. In San Francisco drivers were paying up to $800 a device.
Dude, you would have to be mentally deranged to spoof your location to my neighborhood. And you're trying to make me believe that four people did it at the same time.
 

d0n

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LOLOLOL.

How do they expect them to crack down on people using different architectures?

Didn't I write something about going back in time and stopping someone from creating something? Yeah, those are their odds to stop anything.

The guy who wrote the article is a tool who can't even conduct a test correctly.

--Holy shit I requested an uber right next to me and the car teleported--

Maybe if you @@@@ing knew how the system worked, you'd be able to tell how that happened.
 

Strange Fruit

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The cars you see on the map before you request a ride are not necessarily real. Just because you see a car on that map doesn't mean a car is there, either physical or through spoofing.
TRue, yet you obviously didn't read before replying.
It's not drivers spoofing. It's Uber using fake ants. I've been posting about it for months. The ants on the rider app are about 50% fake.
You realize both phenomenons can exist in the same world?
 

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