Monday, 15 June 2020

r/webdev - fyi: You can bypass youtube ads by adding a dot after the domain

quote [ It's a commonly forgotten edge case, websites forget to normalize the hostname, the content is still served, but there's no hostname match on the browser so no cookies and broken CORS - and lots of bigger sites use a different domain to serve ads/media with a whitelist that doesn't contain the extra dot

This works for many news websites as well serving paywalls ]

Now where do I find a thumbnail for this?
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@9:14pmGMT]

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Headlessfriar said @ 1:07am GMT on 16th Jun [Score:1 Informative]
Bah. I had high hopes, because my ad blockers already work great for ads on youtube. But, it doesn't get around county's content blockers, I still need a vpn for that. I suppose it'll still help for paypal news sites.
Marcel said @ 10:06pm GMT on 15th Jun
It works! Now I can read the "failing" New York Times!

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