Using Polldaddy hacks to give yourself free votes in Polldaddy polls

As many of you know, RustyBrick had a Halloween contest and a PollDaddy poll was set up in order to vote for the winner. It was going to be a tough race. First of all, Mabe had an outstanding satyr costume. Both Jimmy and Joe submitted adorable shots of their children all dressed up. Heck, even the ellusive Andy wore a costume! So, how could I possibly compete with race car drivers, hot satyrs and cute kids? By cheating!

I did ask permission with Barry first who informed me that "anything goes". Seeing this as a fun little challenge, I looked at the poll on the blog page and began the peel away at the edges to unlock the heart of the poll so I could bend it to my will.

**NOTE: There's computer-programming talk below. But DON'T PANIC. I made it super easy to follow, even for a computer newbie. Keep reading and I guarantee no matter what your skill level is, you'll learn something***

Well, the poll was run by PollDaddy, a popular online poll service. The widget on the blog is a bit confusing because it's coded a bit funny to make up for the fact that it's not running off it's "home" website. Because of this fact, it's compressed and weird. So, instead of delving into the code on the blog, I figured there has to be an original version on "homepage" of the code back at the PollDaddy page. I used Firebug, a Firefox extension to look through the source revealed a NOSCRIPT tag used to provide a link for users without Javascript enabled.

 Finding the URL of Polldaddy

 

Voila! We can now go straight to the PollDaddy poll here! OK, so we see a big form with all the entries. To vote, you click on the radio button and then click the big green vote button. Time to crack this baby open and see how she runs. Back to Firebug to inspect the radio button next to my name. The radio button appears to have a "name" of PDI_answer, an "id" of PDI_answer10761055 and a "value" of 10761055. So, based on this information, I am going to make the assumption that 10761055 is my unique identifier. This means that when you submit the form with me selected, it takes the value 10761055 and sends it to the code that processes the vote. Sure enough, all the other entries had values increasing incrementally. (Meaning that the next entry down [Andy] had a value of 10761056, Jimmy had a value of 10761057 and so on.)

 Grabbing Polldaddy Ids

 

Cool, now it's time to try and see if we can figure out what other data is passed to the code processor to create a "vote". The next step I did was look for the FORM tag to see if I could find secret variables sent to the code processor passed as hidden INPUT's. Instead of looking through the code, I used the powerful Firefox extension Web Developer Toolbar and ran the "Display Form Details" tool. This displayed all the details of every FORM on the page. The first FORM was the little Search form on the top right. The second FORM was the important voting form. Darn! It only shows the 5 radio buttons... even the action is blank. [The FORM action is the location of the code of the code processor... where the information is sent after you click "vote"]. And our report from Web Developer Toolbar has just given us what we already know...

 Polldaddy Form Analysis

 

OK, not all is lost yet, we can still get a clue by looking at the "Vote" button which submits the form. Aha! The vote "button" isn't even a button at all! It's an image that calls a Javascript function when it's clicked. The function it calls is called "vote" and it passes 5 variables to the vote function. The data it's passing here appears to be 5 numbers. 2189218, 0, 1, 0 and 10.

 Polldaddy Exploit Howto

 

Now, looking at the URL of the poll page, I can tell that the first number is the ID for the poll itself. This is sent so that when the vote is tallied, it'll know which poll to tally it to. OK, now we have to look for the javascript function called "vote". Hopefully, it will help clue us into what the other 4 numbers being passed are all about. Viewing the page source shows that the Javascript function isn't right on the page; it has to be in one of the included Javascript files. Again, the developer toolbar can help us out by going to "Information", then "View Javascrip"t. This features grabs the source of all the included Javascript files. Toolbar shows us that, not only are they non-obfuscated, the function we need to analyze is right in the first included Javascript file, "common.js"!

With the actual function, we can see the variable names being passed. They are id, poll_other, rand, poll_type and u. ID links with the poll and I assume rand is just a random number to prevent spamming. The other ones probably just identify the type of poll (e.g. non-multiple choice, etc.) Looking at the code of the function, we can see how the form is processed and the data is sent to the code processor.

 

function vote(id, poll_other, rand, poll_type, u)
{
var answerString = '';
var otherText = '';

for (i = 0; i < document.formPoll.elements.length; i++)
{
if (document.formPoll.elements[i].type == "checkbox" || document.formPoll.elements[i].type == "radio")
{
if (document.formPoll.elements[i].checked)
{
answerString += document.formPoll.elements[i].value + ',';
}
}
}

if (poll_other == 1)
{
otherText = $('PDI_OtherText').value;
}

if (answerString.length > 0 || otherText.length > 0)
{
location.href = '/vote/?va=' + u + '&pt=' + poll_type + '&r=' + rand + '&p=' + id + '&a=' + answerString + '&o=' + otherText;
}
else
{
alert('Please choose an answer first!');
}
}

The loop between the function whose brackets I highlighted in red go through the form and grab the value of the person you checked (in this case, my unique identifer of 10761055). The function whose brackets in green aren't used in this poll. And lastly, but most importantly, the part in the blue brackets is what sets the page to redirect to the code processor while sending along 6 variables.

 

  • va = "u", the 5th parameter in the vote function = 10
  • pt = "poll_type", the 4th parameter in the vote function = 0
  • r = "rand", the 3rd paramenter in the vote function = 1
  • p = id, the 1st parameter in the vote function = 2189218 [the poll's ID number]
  • a = answerString, the unique identifer of my entry in the poll = 10761055
  • o = otherText = [blank]

So using this data, we can create the way to make out votes. Every time the following URL is accessed, a vote is placed for me in the poll.

http://answers.polldaddy.com/vote/?va=10&pt=0&r=1&p=2189218&a=10761055&o=

We're almost there... so close! Now, PollDaddy put some roadblocks in place to prevent the user from simply refreshing the page and revoting. The main way it does this is by setting a cookie on the user. A cookie is a piece of data stored by a website on your computer. In this case, the cookie says "I already voted in this poll". When you come back and try and vote on the poll again, the website reads your cookie, sees you've already voted and won't let you vote again. Now, there's 2 easy ways to counteract this. The first comes back to the good old Web Developer Toolbar. By going to "Cookies", then "Disable All Cookies". The website will not be able to store its "you already voted" cookie and therefore when you refresh the poll and come back, you can vote again! However, this vote, refresh, vote process is too slow and too boring for me. To truly dominate the poll, I need to create a program that could keep submitting the data for me automatically!

I acheived this using PHP and the built-in cURL library. The cURL library is a very powerful library of codes that help the server running your PHP script communicate with another server (in our case, the PollDaddy server). So, all the code needs to do is just keep sending this data to server over and over again. The code I used to accomplish this is below.

<?

set_time_limit(0);

while(true){

$rand = rand(1,10);
$pollid = "2189218";
$voting_id = "10761055";

$useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1";

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "http://answers.polldaddy.com/vote/?va=10&pt=0&r=".$rand."&p=".$pollid."&a=".$voting_id);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, true);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, $useragent);
$res = curl_exec ($ch) ;


curl_close($ch);

sleep(6);
}
?>

This code begins by calling "set_time_limit(0)". This tells the PHP script to ignore the built-in time limit and to run forever. The next part begins a while loop which is deliberately written to loop forever. The next 3 lines set some of the data to be sent including the random number, the poll id and the id of my entry. The next line is used in a attempt to foll PollDaddy into thinking that it's a browser sending this data and not the truth, which is a server PHP script. Then the code sets up a connection to PollDaddy, sends out the data to be tallied and takes a quick 6 second "sleep" break before looping and sending the data again.

Poll Daddy Results

Now, PollDaddy has a system in place to prevent this type of "poll spamming". It tracks all incoming votes based on the unique IP address. And if alot of votes are coming from one IP address all at once, a temporary ban is placed on that IP address and all the questionable votes are deleted. This is why the script is told to sleep for 6 seconds because if you have run in a constantly loop, it will run multiple times every second and in about a minute, you could easily have over a 1,000 votes. This will get you banned very quickly as I soon discovered. When I ran this on the RB server, the whole office was blocked from voting on the poll since all the computers share an IP address. Through trial and error, I found that a 6 second sleep was perfect for getting a maximum amount of votes without being banned. Through the help of Wesley and other friends who had access to servers, we were able to spread the script around and run them all simultaneously. This is what allowed me to rack up 1,000s of votes in less than an hour.

So, there you have it! With a little bit of ingenuity, a lot of technical skill and some luck, it can be quite easy and fun to do some low-grade "hacking". In my case, it can even be profitable!! Thanks for the $50 iTunes gift card Barry, and better luck next time everybody else! tease

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88 COMMENTS

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posted by hi on: Jan 17, 2014 03:06am

Can you help voting for me in some poll?

posted by pijanamarti on: Jan 8, 2012 02:11pm

Can someone help me win this pole? I need Tašana Bogatinovski to win, the third one from the top? Some tips please? http://rtvpancevo.rs/NajSport-2011/najsportistkinja/najbolja-sportistkinja.html 

posted by G Vaughan on: Mar 9, 2012 04:15pm

I need help with an on line contest.  I was winning for weeks doing it the honest way. Now this hacker has weasled his way into the system. I want to fight fire with fire! Is anyone willing to help me out?  Please email me if you are interested gwen.b.vaughan@gmail.com

posted by noob on: Dec 25, 2009 03:59pm

Too bad, this hack stopped working. The temporary ban is set on IP addr after each voting.

posted by on: Jan 9, 2010 07:27pm

How can i stop this script.

posted by on: Jan 9, 2010 07:27pm

How can I stop this script from running... there's too many votes now!?!?

posted by Poll Baddy on: Jan 26, 2010 12:15am

Part of this post was used to come up with a similar method. It uses an Iframe with the generated URL so that all traffic to a particular page casts a vote. http://hackingpolldaddy.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-i-rigged-poll-daddy-poll.html Further tests would be to use the URL generated in an IMG tag or similar posted to a high traffic page.

posted by bebo on: Feb 12, 2010 03:59pm

And how to prevent this exploit (ie if I'm going against one of you in a poll)?

posted by mrkr on: Mar 1, 2010 02:33pm

Please will you help me to hack the results of this poll? http://polldaddy.com/poll/2708277 That's beacuse I know somebody is already hacking this. I've tried your method but it is not working anymore.

posted by on: Mar 11, 2010 04:03am

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posted by on: Mar 11, 2010 09:48pm

So can someone confirm if this hack doesn't work anymore? Looking to go with Poll Daddy myself, may go with Survey Monkey if this is still an issue...

posted by Fufufu on: Mar 12, 2010 02:53pm

I believe this no longer works? I actually tried this method some weeks ago and it did work. However, when I tried it again today, with PollDaddy's new layout seems to have come an update that now prevents this script from working. Feel like making an updated and working script Alex? ;)

posted by Timothymoore1979 on: Jul 11, 2010 03:13pm

i am very interested in what you guys are able to do. i followed everything step by step but it got very confusing. i tried to make a url that votes for my friend (brian mathis) at http://nloutdoors.com/Vote.html. if you could help me i would apperciate it

posted by Brannigans Law on: Jun 29, 2010 09:58pm

I think I can help. Which entry do you want to win?

posted by Brannigans Law on: Jul 10, 2010 01:37am

Posting the script wont do a ton of good. But if you tell me the entry you are trying to fix, I should be able to come up with a pretty good link for you to disguise and drop in a busy forum. People will click on it and give you tons of votes without realizing it.

posted by Dwn_dg on: Jul 11, 2010 03:34pm

http://anwsers.polldaddy.com/vote/?va=10&pt=0&r=1&p=3442772&a=15932035&0=

posted by Dwn_dg on: Jul 11, 2010 03:32pm

http:anwsers.polldaddy.com/vote/?va=10&pt=0&r=1&p=3442772&a=15932035&0

posted by Dwn_dg on: Jul 11, 2010 03:37pm

http://anwsers.polldaddy.com/vote/?va=10&pt=0&r=1&p=3442772=15932035=

posted by RV on: Mar 26, 2010 07:38pm

very well

posted by Dana on: Jul 29, 2012 06:19am

Autism Awareness: Contest ends july 31, so this is my final push... please vote. If I win, Therafit Shoe will donate $1/vote to Autism Link. Please share on all your sites as well.. I was in first place, then suddenly 2 other people jumped up getting over 500 votes in one day! Please vote! Thank you very much! https://therafitshoe.com/dyos/shoe/4CB8B53FD603F4E53BE0784BFF4794D1

posted by laisa on: Aug 16, 2012 04:26pm

HELP ME PLEASE I WANT TO WIN IN THIS FACEBOOK POLL VOTES http://www.facebook.com/questions/345111562240797/ can you please help my friend he needs vote please click [07]STORM`STRIKER THANKS ♥

posted by pamela on: Sep 18, 2012 07:10pm

you can help me? http://polldaddy.com/poll/6539701/

posted by jacky on: Jun 25, 2012 07:19am

pls help me iwant my group to win dis poll

posted by DJ ALIEN PHANTOM on: Sep 21, 2012 10:05am

I NEED HELP, A LOT OF HELP IN THIS CONTEST, PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR VOTES,VOTE FOR DJ ALIEN PHANTOM REMIX,ITS FREE AND ONLY TAKES ABOUT 2 OR 3 SECONDS, IM NOT ASKING FOR MUCH,I JUST WANT TO GET ATLEAST ON THE TOP 3, I NEED VOTES BEFORE SEPT 29 2012, HERE'S THE LINK... http://www.gummibar.net/2012/09/18/vote-for-the-best-bubble-up-soundcloud-remix-contest-entry/

posted by on: Jan 4, 2010 06:38pm

This is very cool and thank you - I've learned a lot over the last day or so. But now that PollDaddy has broken things so this script no longer works - is there any chance of getting an updated working version (for those of us who aren't smart enough to take it to the next step)?

posted by Kokosh on: May 25, 2013 06:33am

https://polldaddy.com/poll/7119282/ can you guys go this website and do it for #26 Thank You

posted by Stefos No Densetsu on: Apr 5, 2012 10:02pm

The current version of vote function is this: function vote(c,l,j,g,o,p,k,m,h,f){     var d="";     var a="";     var n="PDjs_poll_"+c+(m>0?"_"+m:"");     log(n);     for(i=0;i0||a.length>0){         url="/vote.php?va="+o+"&pt="+g+"&r="+j+"&p="+c+"&a="+d+"&o="+a+"&t="+p+"&token="+f;         if(k>0){             if(getCookie(n)=="true"){                 url="/poll/"+c+"/?view=results&msg=revoted"             }             else{                 setCookie(n,h)             }         }         location.href=url     }     else{         alert(alert_no_answer)     } } It's much trickier, as the function parameters have been renamed to something with no meaning to make it more difficult to figure out what they do. In the url there are 2 parameters added, the &t parameter (someone mentioned it's the total vote count) and &token which looks like an md5 hash code (see below). And at last there is a cookie check before the redirection. When I cast my vote mozilla creates this url in its history: http://polldaddy.com/vote.php?va=10&pt=0&r=2&p=6095578&a=27524490&o=&t=38400&token=0844c4fefa81573811253758b8b9b71a But when I try to access it, it just redirects to the poll page. So... any ideas??

posted by Alma Alice on: Jan 12, 2011 07:00pm

I'm so sad this doesn't work! Can anyone help me just get 4th place?! http://polldaddy.com/poll/4338624/

posted by Limp on: Mar 23, 2013 12:48pm

Not fair

posted by fder on: Nov 2, 2012 04:49pm

As of now, the current function is: function vote(c){ var a; var g; if (c.pageX){ a=c.pageX; g=c.pageY } else { a=c.clientX; g=c.clientY } log([a,g]); if (a==0&&g==0){ return false} var e=jQuery(".vote-button").data("vote"); log(e); var f=""; var d=""; var b="PDjs_poll_"+e.id+(e.v>0?"_"+e.v:""); log(b); for (i=0;i0||d.length>0){ url="/vote.php?va="+e.at+"&pt="+e.m+"&r="+e.b+"&p="+e.id+"&a="+urlEncode(f)+"& o="+urlEncode(d)+"&t="+e.t+"&token="+e.n; if(e.b>0){ if(getCookie(b,e.e)=="true"){ url="/poll/"+e.id+"/?view=results&msg=revoted" } else{ setCookie(b,e.e) } } location.href=url } else{alert(alert_no_answer) } }

posted by Gurudon on: Apr 6, 2013 12:11pm

Thank you bro!! :) it works for me..

posted by Jessica on: Apr 6, 2013 05:26pm

Can you help (s0cially-4wks) win this poll? http://polldaddy.com/poll/7006885

posted by infinity on: Nov 15, 2012 10:15pm

Can someone help me wit this ?

posted by infinity on: Nov 15, 2012 10:16pm

http://missosology.org/missearth/contestants forgot the link lol

posted by infectos on: Nov 15, 2012 06:55pm

hi can someone plz help ? i'm stuckt to the last step ....... my unique ID is 275 infectos@hotmail.com function vote(s,p,i,q,v){var o=window.location;var m=o.protocol+"//"+o.host+sfolder;var e=theme;var r;var u=document.getElementById("vote_"+s);u.innerHTML=' '+vote_msg[1];try{r=new XMLHttpRequest()}catch(n){try{r=new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP")}catch(n){try{r=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")}catch(n){alert(vote_msg[0]);return false}}}r.onreadystatechange=function(){var a;if(r.readyState==4){setTimeout(function(){a=r.responseText;if(a=="thanks"){u.innerHTML=''+vote_msg[2]+""}if(a=="voted"){u.innerHTML=''+vote_msg[3]+""}},1000);setTimeout(function(){if(a=="thanks"){var d=q+1;var f=((i+p)/(d));document.getElementById("rating_"+s).style.width=parseInt(f*20)+"%"}if(v!=0){if(a=="thanks"){if(d!=1){var c=vote_msg[4]+": "+d}else{var c=vote_msg[5]+": "+d}u.innerHTML='( '+c+" )"}else{if(q!=0||v!=-1){if(q!=1){var b=vote_msg[4]+": "+q}else{var b=vote_msg[5]+": "+q}u.innerHTML='( '+b+" )"}else{u.innerHTML=""}}}else{u.innerHTML=""}},2000)}};r.open("GET",m+"/index.php?option=com_datsogallery&task=vote&rating="+p+"&id="+s+"&format=raw",true);r.send(null)}(function(g){g.fn.editInPlace=function(b){var a=g.extend({},g.fn.editInPlace.defaults,b);e(a.saving_image);return this.each(function(){var c=g(this);if(c.data("editInPlace")){return}c.data("editInPlace",true);new h(a,c).init()})};g.fn.editInPlace.defaults={url:"",bg_img_over:"",bg_img_out:"",hover_class:"",show_buttons:false,save_button:'Save',cancel_button:'Cancel',params:"",field_type:"text",default_text:"(Click here to add text)",textarea_rows:10,textarea_cols:25,select_text:"Choose new value",select_options:"",saving_text:"Saving...",saving_image:"",value_required:false,element_id:"element_id",update_value:"update_value",original_html:"original_html",save_if_nothing_changed:false,on_blur:"save",callback:null,success:null,error:function(a){this.reportError("Failed to save value: "+a.responseText||"Unspecified Error")},error_sink:function(b,a){alert(a)}};function h(b,a)

posted by FlahDesign on: Dec 1, 2012 05:18am

Could you guide me on what I need to have in the script to make this work? I don't see the place for the variables.

posted by FlahDesign on: Dec 1, 2012 05:34am

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ')', expecting '&' or T_VARIABLE in /home/vote.php on line 2

posted by Jax on: Apr 12, 2013 11:26pm

Is there anything to get around a poll that only lets you vote once a day per facebook account? My friend is in second by a ridiculous number of votes for what is supposed to be a gift for her dad.

posted by Blakica on: Dec 18, 2012 05:28pm

can you help me? http://www.take40.com/news/36619/poll:-best-australian-artist-for-2012---vote-for-your-favourite! I want Samantha Jade to win!

posted by seize it on: Sep 23, 2010 02:08pm

can u help me? i want a group to win. thanks in advance :) http://tinyurl.com/u-kissvotes

posted by Jake on: May 1, 2013 05:45am

so if my poll code is 706957 and the id is 32080216 how do I figure out the rest of the URL?

posted by ShAnTnA55 on: May 25, 2013 06:37am

https://polldaddy.com/poll/7119282/ Can you guys do it for #26 plzzzz ,,,it is really important for me!!! Thank You

posted by ShAnTnA55 on: May 25, 2013 06:38am

do it for #26 ara

posted by Claudia Branch on: Oct 17, 2013 09:52pm

https://apps.facebook.com/opinionpolls/poll?pid=ACKov7pQ07A Ppl Plz go 2 tat link and vote for Dj Mario who's participating in the Dj Domination 2k13

posted by Irina Voskanova on: Oct 16, 2011 08:36pm

That is why I use CreateSurvey from http://www.createsurvey.com

posted by Alex Fierro on: Nov 3, 2009 07:51pm

A lot of Captchas can be hacked pretty easily because the code/answer you need can be found right in the source with light/no encryption. Or they store the check value in a COOKIE or POST variable or something. You just gotta take down the captcha code and start peeking inside the code to find it!

posted by Fufufu on: May 29, 2010 01:56pm

Ahhh. That's a shame. I'd really been hoping that you guys would do something similar for the updated Polldady.

posted by on: May 10, 2010 08:20pm

Can someone help me do this? because I'm in second place in this contest because the person in first is cheating -_-

posted by steve on: May 11, 2010 08:35am

Hi! Polldaddy has updated its system. Added more strings, and redone the system. Can you make an updated article? =)

posted by Barry Schwartz on: May 11, 2010 11:22am

I doubt we will update this article. :)

posted by jimmy dean on: Jun 26, 2010 11:47pm

Can you give me the data for this site: http://polldaddy.com/poll/3392843/ ? I can;t understand what you did.

posted by Hari Kolasani on: Jun 2, 2010 06:06am

Here is the current state of affairs ... Here is the URL that works. http://polldaddy.com/vote.php?va=10&pt=0&r=0&p=3288065&a=15307723&o=&t=0&token=f5315d7947cc2398b7880c35209165a7 I got the token by going to the poll page and view source. &t= is the current total of votes I am not sure how this token is being generated .. You can try using the uid that you get with the login API call.. Here is the explanation on how this works .. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On their poll web page, when you click vote button, it calls the JS function as follows vote(3288065,0,0,0,10,0,'f5315d7947cc2398b7880c35209165a7') .. Which is below. function vote(b,g,f,e,h,j,d){ var c="";var a=""; for(i=0;i0||a.length>0){ location.href="/vote.php?va="+h+"&pt="+e+"&r="+f+"&p="+b+"&a="+c+"&o="+a+"&t="+j+"&token="+d } else{ alert(alert_no_answer) } };

posted by Frankjoes on: Oct 22, 2010 08:48am

The system has changed again and now no polls can be hacked in this way.

posted by HacK_MiNDeD on: Dec 29, 2010 08:10pm

Nice tip. I tried another way, "manual". Check it out here: http://www.hackerslane.com/2009/polldaddy-polls-unlimited-voting-exploit/

posted by Ameen-mousa on: Dec 30, 2010 03:10am

http://grimhq.com/vote.php?id=4251934&ammount=10&aid=19049622 check this one also

posted by Mars on: Jan 5, 2011 01:57am

Can you tell me how to use that?

posted by riphisher on: Feb 22, 2011 03:15am

Need help with a current polldaddy poll run through Facebook. The person in first is obviously cheating, but I don't know how. Some people claim that they can vote more than once on Facebook; others claim that they don't need a Facebook account to vote. Is anyone able to help? E-mail me and I can send the link and truly welcome any and all suggestions/help you could give me! This poll ends on March 4th and I want to give this other girl a run for her money...Thanks.

posted by on: Apr 2, 2010 09:35pm

There is a "workaround" for that problem though! After you get the URL you just disguise it with something like http://tinyurl.com/ and then TRICK random people on busy forums to vote in the poll! It worked for me! After I got the URL of the polldaddy poll I wanted to hack I disguised it with tinyurl and then joined a few really busy forums and wrote things like "OMFG Britney Spears REALLY MESSED UP this time!!!! and then posted the tinyurl. I was getting like 500 votes per hour!

posted by Bigwi on: Jul 6, 2010 04:39am

Can you post the script? It would be helpful for all of us.

posted by Jon B on: Jul 8, 2010 03:54am

pretty sure someone hacked this poll 2. Any suggestions on how to prevent him from doing it?

posted by Jon B on: Jul 8, 2010 03:55am

http://polldaddy.com/poll/3404939/

posted by Ch on: Oct 24, 2010 07:32pm

Do you think you can make an updated version now that it has changed?

posted by Grant23 on: Jul 8, 2010 07:16pm

Where do you put the code he made?

posted by Brannigans Law on: Jul 10, 2010 01:39am

Unfortunately, I can't come up with a good way to prevent poll hacking, other than alerting the moderators. Sometimes they'll respond if there is a huge jump in votes at once, especially outside of normal work hours when masses of people are far less likely to be in front of computers

posted by David Dineen-Porter on: Jul 28, 2010 06:11pm

can you help David Dineen-Porter win this poll? http://polldaddy.com/poll/3522080/or at least generate a link for me to post in forums and things? Obviously, that's me.

posted by Vorpal on: Jul 28, 2010 08:15pm

I got it to work, however, it only works when you manually enter the token generated on the godaddy poll (inspect element: the button) and the total votes so far. So basically, its useless... there has to be a way to call the total votes.. as for the token.. who knows.. any thoughts?

posted by Lalala on: Aug 9, 2010 04:31pm

Does this still work? This "workaround"?

posted by Naks_narx on: Sep 1, 2010 03:43am

http://answers.polldaddy.com/vote/?va=10&pt=0&r=1&p=3680895&a=16849525 &o= can you help me with this one??? thanks...

posted by Doktor on: Sep 10, 2010 11:48am

How about this one. 2nd place needs to spring back ahead to 1st. trailing by 10000 votes right now. http://polls.polldaddy.com/vote-js.php?s=100356&b=0&p=2696544&a=12836162,&o=&l=1&sl=0&pr=1&pt=0&va=16&cookie=0&rdm=0&url=http%3A//www.wines-that-rock.com/Classic-Album-Poll&w=2696544

posted by suzy on: Sep 15, 2010 01:14am

Is it possible to do this for Blogspot ? I am in second place :S I only have 3 days.. help me please !

posted by suzy on: Sep 15, 2010 01:21am

Sorry I think the company its calleg Blogger. It belongs to Google.

posted by Susana on: Sep 15, 2010 11:44pm

Hey I was reading your article and I was wondering if you could do something similar to a Blog poll (blogspot by Google) but much more simple. I tried diffrent IP's and disabling cookies and all, but this only worked a few times.. I am currently in second place, and the person in first place is cheating and the poll ends in 3 days so I need this reeeeally bad !:s Please help me ! PLEASE ! Thank youu !

posted by Zoe on: Sep 27, 2010 08:30am

Hey does this still work? Can someone help me hack into it?

posted by Edthompson35 on: Oct 1, 2010 05:41am

Hey I need help Hacking I need the Card to win thanks http://polldaddy.com/poll/3822639/

posted by Matt on: Nov 19, 2009 06:40pm

Awesome! I got lost in the javascript trickery they play, so I found this page andI was able to use your php code, changing the poll ID and answer ID of course, for another poll. :) I made one small modification, instead of sleep(6) i sleep by a random number of seconds between 2 and 7.

posted by on: Nov 3, 2009 06:19pm

This is the problem with online polls, they can be circumvented if you don't have the write measures in place. But for polldaddy, there is an easy solution to make it much harder to auto-vote -- and that is implementing a captcha to verify a vote, in addition to their IP and frequency based rules. Of course, captchas can be circumvented with Mechanical Turk and other crowd-sourcing methods (but all these methods cost money to implement).

posted by necenzurat on: Mar 3, 2010 12:07pm

a small edit to the plugin, just add another line to the curl curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, true);

posted by NeedAWin!!! on: May 5, 2012 06:51pm

Hey so this doesn't seem to be working any longer, could someone just help me out real quick? I don't want to annoy anyone but if I could borrow a fraction of their time it would make my whole world simply amazing!!!!! the Polldaddy poll is on  http://www.sixbar.com/rider-of-the-month/ and D'arcell Burr needs to win, as the other girls have been quite successfully cheating, getting hundreds of votes over night.I need to be able to hack the system and win, seeing as my honesty and hard work to actually earn votes has been compromised. If you guys could help me out, it would rock. Thanks!

posted by Guest on: May 7, 2012 08:52pm

They have written auth into their system, so hacking it is a lot more difficult now.

posted by on: May 24, 2012 03:54am

Hello! Could You help me with this: http://intercity@remove@.pl/pl/l/32/lokomotywy@remove@-w-barwach-euro-2012.html? Before it was only cookie block, so I block cookies. =;-) Unfortunately now is IP block. My option is seven. Regards!

posted by kate on: Jun 21, 2012 02:59am

hello pls help me or teach me about this....plsssssssss im begging!my email ad is cutify8700@yahoo.com

posted by rock nedel on: Jun 24, 2012 04:14pm

plz helpme to,,coz iwant my group 2 win either,,thank u

posted by rock nedel on: Jun 24, 2012 04:16pm

for any info,,just send me an em..thaank u

posted by K0rp53 on: Jun 3, 2011 12:53pm

I really need your help to hack a simple vote without cookies/captchas. Can you e-mail me at k0rp53@yahoo.com? Please!

posted by Horsey_quinny on: Jun 6, 2011 11:21pm

PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME! I really need to win this polldaddy poll, its on a website though. I can be onb the cover of a magazine, AND win a bridle for my horse! Which I desperatly need! http://www.sixbar.com/rider-of-the-month/ My name is Quinn Saunders, and I wil do ANYTHING to win! Please!

posted by Dhebbie2t_leung on: Oct 3, 2011 04:33pm

is this still working

posted by Dhebbie2t_leung on: Oct 3, 2011 04:32pm

is this still working?