I beat Facebook’s identifying friends’ photo verification

…well sort of. 🙂

UPDATE OCTOBER 10, 2013: THIS HACK IS NOT WORKING ANYMORE. BROWSE COMMENTS FOR MY EXPLANATION

So recently someone asked me if I know anything about restoring facebook accounts. She said facebook kind of locked her account. She added that she could still use her login credentials to login to facebook but after the login page she is greeted by a certain account verification process. She described it as identifying your friends on photos. I told her that i haven’t encountered anything like that. I asked her if she violated any of the facebooks terms and she said maybe. She said maybe because she used a false name and that maybe because she carelessly confirm friend requests even to people she does not personally know. So being the IT guy I told her i’ll see what i can do but i won’t promise anything. I saw the worry on her face and the look of regret for losing a good year of data when she heard what i said.

Ok, so what I did is, just like everyone else(yes, you got it) I googled about it. I was surprise that there are a LOT of people complaining about this. Some reasoned that they have like 5000 friends and that they can’t memorize the faces of them all. Some also said the pictures that facebook asked to be indentified are not faces but places or things which of course makes it impossible for a user to identify. So to cut the long story short, I have not found any solution online. I’m not sure though, maybe it’s not just my google day. You know there are days which you are lucky to find quickly the solution using google and there are days that no matter what you do it’s not just there.

I don’t want to disappoint her. I need to think of a way to beat facebook’s system. While at the same time the pessimistic side of me kept saying that facebooks system is fool proof. I took it as a challenge. It was a good mind boggling problem solving session. I then formulate an approach and then because i know how to code I used it to my advantage. So if you ask me if I beat that feature of facebook, I can proudly say yes.

How did I do it? firstly, i won’t post it in this public blog at this very moment. Why? it might jeopardize the approach that I have formulated. Worst, they might block again the account and do that photo verification thing and this time without the loophole. So yes, you just have to take my word for it. But I tell you at this point in time I really feel proud, like really really proud. I can’t imagine beating that facebook security feature.

Ok here’s the deal. If you really want to test this approach I will need to beta test it. Because cialis without prescription my approach may only work on that particular account and I want to make sure first that it can work on different accounts. If somehow i can confirm that it can work to atleast 10 different accounts then i will gladly post what I did here. Afterwhich i am sure that the facebook team will fix it before we knew it and this post will become useless. well not after people will acknowledge that I really beat that feature. Ok so for your part, if you have an account that you think is forever gone because you can not bypass that feature of facebook then this is your chance to recover it. Nothing to lose. You are in a win-win situation. Also be sure that that particular account is nothing really serious or something very personal, I don’t want to get into privacy problems. So what do I need from you? 2 things. First your facebook login credentials. Make sure that you can still login on facebook using that credentials and do the friends identification feature if not then it’s hopeless or maybe you just forgot your password. Second is the email login credentials of that facebook account. Again i will stress out that if this account is something very personal do not send it to me. I don’t want to be charged like “oh i gave you my email and you hack the life out of me”. So only send if 1) this facebook account is just your alternate account or a second account 2) if the email you are using with this account is not tied up with important things. 3) If possible this email add is of Gmail(will make things a lot easier!).

OK so how do you send your credentials to me? Email it to me at localhost@programmer.net. On the subject line write “FB UNLOCK” then on the body write your facebook login credentials and your email account credentials to which this blocked facebook account is tied to. After emailing me if possible post a comment on this blog stating that you have emailed me so i can quicly work on it.
Will I ask for payment? hell no. all I ask is just comment in this blog that I unlocked your account or if you have a blog write something about this.
How long will it take? If after a good 24 hours i can’t still unblock it or bypass the image verification then i will tell you or if I can’t email you then consider it that I fail then you can start bashing this blog post and state how fake this is and some form of scam.

So that’s all regarding this blog post and hey if you are a member of a facebook team and wants to challenge me then go send me a test account to unblock and If i succeed i’ll show you what I did so you can patch it. 🙂

149 thoughts on “I beat Facebook’s identifying friends’ photo verification

    1. phiephiy

      hi, i have problem with my accounts, it unlock at the same time, i dont know why it happen, this is first time i get this
      I have sent you email you my detail accounts.
      i will really appreciate and grateful if you can help me, thanks in advance

      Reply
  1. Demetrius Brock

    I secured my account yesterday and I cant change my Facebook password because its saying enter your unlock code sent by email or mobile but I no longer have access to my Facebook mobile number and I didnt get a unlock code in any of my email address so if you could please help me regain access to my Facebook page.

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    1. Marco Post author

      Hi there,

      yours seems to be a different case, I only managed to solve the ones where facebook marks an account as fake and ask them to identify their friends photos.

      Reply
      1. Onyeka Ubah

        Hello there, does this method of yours still work cos I have a fake account I need to unblock. I believe I was reported and I have to go through the photo verification process to regain access. I’ve been trying it for weeks but failed. Can you help me?

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    2. Shweta Sharma

      my fb acount has been blocked……………….i dont knw why………………..i send u email………………………..help me and mail me…………..plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      Reply
  2. Yasmin

    I have sent you my credentials on your mentioned email address. Please unlock my facebook account as soon as possible.
    Thank you.

    Reply
  3. DJShaila

    I Emailed You Sir 🙂 And Waiting ! And I Like Your Website !
    And Your Sweet Baby Too 🙂 <3

    Reply
  4. jeremy

    hi, just wondering if u really can beat the issue, since i can not find any comments on this blog entry.
    im totally stuck w/ the issue & need help…

    Reply
  5. Marco Post author

    Hi Guys! Sorry I just read your comments, what is it with your messages that it was marked as SPAM by akismet. lol. i should’ve known better. I would not have read your messages have i not decided to clean out spam comments.
    let me know if you still need my help.

    Reply
  6. Marco Post author

    wow, there are quite a number already that emailed me and they went to mail.com’s spam box. tsk tsk. i should have used gmail. tsk tsk.

    check this screenshot -> http://marcotitolambo.com/fb-unlock.png

    no worries guys i will try my best to see if my trick still works.

    sorry for the delay in responding, this was due to technicalities i haven’t foreseen

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  7. Marco Post author

    Hi Everyone!

    bad news, this hack does not work anymore, remember before facebook offers like a name of 5 friends where you will just choose the correct name using radio button? Now they changed it to a dropdown method where all of your friends name are possible answer. There is no way we can automate this since the number of possible answers have dramitically multiplied, unlike before where there is only 5.

    now what i did before was query the profile URLs of all of your friends using the notification on your mailboxes, then getting the 5 friends name and looking it up on the database of profile urls then have them open on the tag photo section of your friends. this are all done via script and all you have to do is compare the shown pictures with the pool of pictures that my script generated. Now this is not possible at all. facebook might have seen this scenario and thus decided to make the dropdown. The programmers over there turns out not as dumb as I thought 🙂

    Sorry guys, but i will still find some other solutions though if there are still any loopholes.

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  8. serena

    hi marco, my account was locked because i added too many people within short period that i did not know them all. so im getting the verify tag photos process.

    is there any new loophole around this or no luck still?

    thanks

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  9. Hrtd

    i have no website
    my acebook is tempory block and it say to identify the images of friend i have alot of friends so i cant reconize them plz help me me help me help me hep me……..

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  10. syaiful

    hi marco, my account been block too.. by this verification…
    but i;ve google, and found at using m.facebook.com on your browser will open a “mobile type” of facebook, and during the verification, it only prompt 5 name of your friend. i think your way of scripting it still could be used, but i’ve check the image ID shown are different from the /xxxxxxxxx_111111111111_xxxxxxxxx

    using the facebook.com/111111111111 still can’t detect where the picture coming from…

    can u help me too?

    thanks bro
    chilll

    Reply
  11. Feeza khan

    my fb account has been blocked ,i dont know why ……but it ask to idedntify tagging pictures to unblock my account …..i am unable to identify…..can you help me to recover my account ….or can you suggest me any favour to unblock my account….
    reply me in
    ghulam789@ymail.com

    Reply
  12. Manvi Sharma

    facebook username=manvirandi
    password=maurya

    email id=manvi9304751211@rediffmail.com

    please please recover my facebook account from photo verification please………………………..

    Reply
  13. Khan

    Yayyyyyyyyyyy I swearrrrrrr i did this.. Without anybody’s Help..I have been working on it From 2 months..And at last I did it ….M so happpppppyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Reply
  14. Nitin Shukla

    Hii. Pls help me. There is no other option in my fb ac for security check except photo identify and I failed. So pls help me. Please bypass photo identity.

    Reply
  15. krystle dsueza

    hey.my email-id have been blocked .they have been asking fr a phtosecurity check….tell me or check out any solution for it……..

    Reply
  16. Shweta Sharma

    my fb acount has been blocked……………….help mee………………… olready i send u email………..check it ouy………………………………… plzzzzz

    Reply
  17. Rohit Chaurakoti

    Hey, can you help me to unlock my facebook account, it is asking me to recognise the photos but I am not able to recognise becuase lots of them are tagged greetings and places. I am not really getting real faces as lots of people using celebraty faces.

    Reply
  18. David

    I ran into this ad below. I used it and it actually worked. However, I dont think many people will pay $19.99 for it. I only did it because I needed my account. I built a huge fan base of years and wasnt going to start from scratch again. Hope this helps yall

    “Do you know anyone who has their Facebook account blocked? I know someone who will show you how to unblock it for $19.99 When you have over 2 or 3,000 friends it will be hard to identify photo and pass security test in 2014 but now you can. Link below”

    http://www.gofundme.com/5k8bv0

    Reply
  19. Rabby

    Sir My Fb Account Is Get Photo Verifecation Recently I Can’t Open This Please Help Me..

    Email : Rocking.rabby
    Pass : allahis1

    Reply
  20. Edward

    I NEED A PHOTO VERIFY!! PLEASE HELP 🙂

    WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU NEED? Log on email & password??

    WHEN CAN YOU FIX?

    THANKS 🙂

    Reply
  21. phiephiy

    hi, i have problem with my accounts, it unlock at the same time, i dont know why it happen, this is first time i get this
    I have sent you email you my detail accounts.
    i will really appreciate and grateful if you can help me, thanks in advance

    Reply
  22. Stanley

    LOL :v
    I WAS GOING TO ASK FOR HELP, BUT PEOPLE HERE ARE DUMB!!
    MARCO, FIX THAT ASAP AND HELP THOSE POOR CREATURES
    THANKS

    Reply
      1. Marco Post author

        Yeah! it seems they did not even bother to read the post and to think i even highlighted it in red!

        Reply
  23. Ravi

    Sir i hav mailed u my id and other information.. Plz.. Help me out… I will b highly thankfull to you… Plz sir

    Reply
  24. Marco Post author

    Guys as much as i want to help all of you and be proud that i have beaten facebook’s security, the truth is the devs there just won’t allow it. just days after posting this the glitch no longer worked. anyways if you are a dev and want to beat it, read my post on how i was able to beat it before when the options include only 5 users.

    Reply
  25. ahmed munna

    bro i have sent all my credentials to ur mail..now could u plz help me recover my fb id from photo verification

    Reply
  26. Mahiya Afroz Sanvi

    plz help me.otherwise I have to decide for suicide.my fb id are block now for photo verification.plz I want to re start my fb id.plz help.this is my heartly request.my fb email id is–>mahiya.sanvi@gmail.com

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  27. Mahiya Afroz Sanvi

    plz help me.otherwise I have to decide for suicide.my fb id are block now for photo verification.I cant idientify my friend’s photo.plz I want to re start my fb id.plz help.this is my heartly request.my fb email id is–>mahiya.sanvi@gmail.com

    Reply
  28. anonymous

    bro,my account got locked ,due to it’s login from a distant location from the usual one….
    I have send u an email…please help me

    Reply
  29. Sonai

    Please unlock my facebook account.It is
    locked with photo verification.
    i have allready sent you the my faceboom details.please help me.

    Reply
  30. sylivia

    I sent you an email please help me .I beeeeeeg coz I have a problem with logging into my account because I fail the security check becailuse some photos are unfamiliar to mi help.

    Reply
  31. Nika

    I cant unblock my id because I cant identificaty my friends who ad in my id……………..please help me to back my id thank u in advante

    Reply
    1. Salman Khan

      Jin logon ka account blocked hai Contact me inshallah masla resolve hoga…. E-mail :salmanmangal@gmail.com

      Reply
  32. hassan

    I had send you an email with my fb id i have the same problem that you had.
    Help me taking back my account

    Reply
  33. kiran

    Please unlock my facebook account. It is locked with photo verification.
    i have all ready sent you the details.

    Re

    Reply
  34. Salman Khan

    Jin logon ka account blocked hai Contact me inshallah masla resolve hoga…. E-mail :salmanmangal@gmail.com

    Reply
  35. Ayesha

    Sir..!
    Please help me. My facebook ID is Blocked. I don’t know why. I don’t know how To bypassed identify photos of friends. This Checkpoint is too difficult for me. I request you to unblock my ID if it is possible for you.

    Reply
  36. Marco Post author

    WOW. IT’S AMAZING I’M STILL GETTING LOADS OF REQUEST ON HOW TO UNLOCK THEIR FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS. DID YOU GUYS EVEN READ THE ARTICLE????

    I HIGHLIGHTED IT IN BOLD RED LETTERS THAT FACEBOOK ALREADY CHANGED THE SYSTEM.

    WHAT I DID DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE. SORRY.

    THERE ARE GUYS SAYING THEY CAN UNLOCK IT FOR A FEE BUT I DOUBT IT. SO IN SHORT, IF YOU GET LOCKED OUT, YOU HAVE VIOLATED THEIR THEIR TERMS AND THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS CONTACT FACEBOOK SUPPORT AND EXPLAIN YOUR SIDE THAT YOU CAN’T MEMORIZE THE FACES OF ALL YOUR 5000 FRIENDS BECAUSE SOME ARE JUST ACQUAINTANCES AND NOT YOUR CLOSEST OF FRIENDS!

    Reply
  37. sherry herzog

    HELP, I have too many pix almost 5000 friends to identify most have pix of others on their FB acct
    thanks 😉

    Reply

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