How does it pick which account to lock if the calls are
unauthenticated? perhaps you are passing incorrect authentication instead?

Abraham

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 09:08, Sal Conigliaro <sco...@gmail.com> wrote:

> It appears that repeated (unauthenticated) calls to the API lock out
> the account.
>
> The workaround is to use authenticated credentials when querying the
> API. It would be helpful if the API docs could be revised to reflect
> this.
>
> Sal
>
> On Dec 13, 8:01 pm, Sal Conigliaro <sco...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks Mark. I appreciate it.
> >
> > On Dec 13, 1:28 am, Mark McBride <mmcbr...@twitter.com> wrote:
> >
> > > I'll check with our abuse team, but this looks odd.
> >
> > > On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 10:23 PM, Sal Conigliaro <sco...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > > Hi there-
> >
> > > > I have an app that compares who you're following to your friends
> > > > followers. To do this, I query ttp://
> twitter.com/friends/ids.json?user_id=X
> > > > and compare that to my (saved) list of IDs.
> >
> > > > I noticed that if I make repeated (unauthenticated) queries to
> > > >http://twitter.com/friends/ids.json?user_id=X(ie, I'm comparing my
> > > > friends to friend A's friends, then to friend A's friend (B), then to
> > > > friend B's friend (C)) that user_id X gets locked out (I get the
> > > > "We've temporarily locked your account after too many failed attempts
> > > > to sign in. Please chillax for a few, then try again." when trying to
> > > > login to the website (or from a Twitter client).
> >
> > > > I'm guessing that the rapid, multiple queries look like abuse.
> >
> > > > I did notice, however, then if I make authenticated queries to the
> > > > same API method, the account locking does *not* happen.
> >
> > > > Is this an anti-abuse method? Is my only option to use authenticated
> > > > calls?
> >
> > > > Sal
> >
> > > --
> > >    ---Mark
> >
> > >http://twitter.com/mccv
>



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