September 30, 2020


So, after being utterly pissed about what Google did with HttpClient v4, I spent yesterday on upgrading to HttpClient v5 (did not notice it coming out of beta in February). Good news is, my SSL spoofing code still works. Curious news is that Google changed something about the logging process (again). Previously, if they detected that you are not on Android, you’d be stuck in an endless CAPTCHA loop. Now you just get a plain HTTP 403 with a details message of “Bad authentication” (which is kinda accurate). Looks like what I initially thought to be a red herring was actually just a bug. Of course, this keeps me from properly testing the new CAPTCHA code path…

Anyway, no reason to be alarmed, this doesn’t affect Raccoon.