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Petrolhead Automatic Racer

by davidov0009 (Scribe)
on Dec 24, 2007 at 23:19 UTC ( #658937=sourcecode: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Category: Web Stuff
Author/Contact Info davidov0009 <>
Description: A program that races a given Facebook account 10 times using the petrolhead racing application. (to gain you points) See POD for more details.

use LWP;
use HTTP::Cookies;
use strict;

# - written by davidov0009 <

# check argument
if ( !defined( $ARGV[0] && $ARGV[1] ) ) {
    die("\n Usage: perl email\ password \n Re
+quires a Facebook login email and password as arguments \n");

if ( $ARGV[0] !~ m/^[\_]*([a-z0-9]+(\.|\_*)?)+@([a-z][a-z0-9\-]+(\.|\-
+*\.))+[a-z]{2,6}$/) {
    die("\n Please enter a valid email \n");

# assing account values
my $login = $ARGV[0];
my $password = $ARGV[1];

# UserAgent attributes
my $user_agent = "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1
+.8.0.6) Gecko/20060728 Firefox/";

my @header = (  'Referer' => '', 
                'User-Agent' => $user_agent);

my $cookie_jar = HTTP::Cookies->new(
                file => 'cookie_file.dat',
                autosave => 1,
                ignore_discard => 1);

my $browser = LWP::UserAgent->new;

# set 302 redirection for POST
push @{ $browser->requests_redirectable }, 'POST';


# get challenge code from index
my $response = $browser->get('', @header);
$cookie_jar->extract_cookies( $response );

# Strip challenge code from the returned HTML
my @names = qw( challenge );
my %form  = strip( $response->content, 'login', @names );

# post login info
$response = $browser->post('', \%f
+orm, @header);

$cookie_jar->extract_cookies( $response );

# check response, print info
if ($response->is_success) {
    print "Login $login: ok \n";

# since we are logged in, display the account homepage
@header = ( 'Host' => '',
            'User-Agent' => $user_agent,
            'Connection' => 'keep-alive');

$response = $browser->get('', @header)

if ($response->is_success) {
        print "Fetch home.php: ok \n";

$cookie_jar->extract_cookies( $response );

my $race_num = 0;

# race 10 times
while ($race_num < 10) {

# go to petrolhead race page
@header = ( 'Referer' => '',
            'User-Agent' => $user_agent,
            'Connection' => 'keep-alive');

$response = $browser->get('
+.php', @header);

#get form inputs for POST (intial race page)
@names = qw( fb_sig_time fb_sig_user fb_sig_profile_update_time 
            fb_sig_session_key fb_sig_api_key fb_sig fid src );
%form = strip ( $response->content, 'race1', @names );


# POST variables to racing.php (1st time)
@header = ( 'Referer' => '
            'User-Agent' => $user_agent,
            'Connection' => 'keep-alive');

$response = $browser->post( '
+g.php', \%form, @header);

#get form inputs for POST (race validation page)
@names = qw( fb_sig_time fb_sig_user fb_sig_profile_update_time 
            fb_sig_session_key fb_sig_api_key fb_sig fid src );
%form = strip ( $response->content, 'race2', @names );

# POST variables to racing.php (2nd time)

@header = ( 'Referer' => '
            'User-Agent' => $user_agent,
            'Connection' => 'keep-alive');

$response = $browser->post('
+.php', \%form, @header);

# increment the race number
    print "Race number: $race_num \n";

#subroutines below

#strips hidden form values from html source, adds other values, return
+s a hash
sub strip {
    my ($html, $token, @fields) = @_;
    my %post;
    foreach my $element (@fields) {
        if ($html =~ m/name="$element" value="(.*?)"/) {
            $post{$element} = $1;
        else {
            die("\n Match not found in subroutine strip \n Might have 
+been an unsuccessful login (check email and password) \n");
    if ( $token eq 'login' ) {
        $post{'md5pass'}             = '';
        $post{'noerror'}             = '1';
        $post{'email'}               = $login;
        $post{'pass'}                = $password;
        $post{'doquicklogin'}       = 'Login'; 

    elsif ( $token eq 'race1' ) {
        $post{'fb_sig_added'}        = 1;
        $post{'fb_sig_expires'}        = 0;
        $post{'submit'}                = 'Race!';

    elsif ( $token eq 'race2' ) {
        $post{'fb_sig_added'}        = 1;
        $post{'fb_sig_expires'}        = 0;
        $post{'confirm'}            = 'Yes! Let&#039;s Go Racing!';
        $post{'verified'}            = 'YES';
    elsif ( $token eq '' ) { return %post }

    else { die("No token for adding other form variables specified: $!
+") }
    return %post;

# waits a random amount before continuing (to avoid detection)
sub fakewait {

    use constant {
        RANGE => 5,
        MIN   => 2
    sleep(int(rand(RANGE)) + MIN);


=head1 NAME - automatically races Facebook Petrolhead application


From the command-line:

    $ perl password


Warning: You may have your facebook account removed for using this pro
+gram. Use at your own risk.

This program was made to automate the Facebook (
+m) application Petrolhead.  Given the login email of
a Facebook account and its password as arguments on the command-line t
+his program will login and race that particular account 10 times
against the first race link found on the "Race My Friends" page.  

The typical setup is done with a fake account whose only petrolhead fr
+iend is your main petrolhead account. This allows you
to have your main petrolhead account raced without you reaching your r
+ace limit. It also gives you a lot of points.  This program
can be made to work with an external program that supplies several acc
+ounts to be raced.

The program features random wait times before form submission to avoid
+ detection but if you use it with multiple accounts
and within rapid succession you will increase your chances of being ca
+ught.  If you choose to build an external program to race
multiple accounts you should randomize the order in which the accounts
+ are raced and add random wait times
of several minutes or more between logins.

=head2 Functions

=over 12

=item C<strip>

strip( $html_source, $form_phase, @field_names )

Returns hidden form fields in supplied html source as a hash.
$html_source is typically $response->content. $form_phase adds form sp
+ecific values.
Valid form_phases are 'login', 'race1', 'race2' and '' (blank returns 
+original hash)

=item C<fakewait>


Causes program to sleep for a random amount of time between 2 and 7 se


=head1 AUTHOR

davidov0009 - <>

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Re: Petrolhead Automatic Racer
by CountZero (Bishop) on Dec 25, 2007 at 16:13 UTC
    Warning: You may have your facebook account removed for using this program. Use at your own risk.
    This reminds me of a web-site which explained how to make explosives yourself and which stated on each page: "If a socially unadapted person would like to make explosives, he could do as follows: ..."


    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

      Just thought it would be appropriate to warn the user if they were unaware of the risk. I myself do not use this program, but there is a possiblity of facebook finding you out and taking action to stop you from using it.

      use strict; use CGI;
        So what's the point of posting it?
        I have done this a lot for the pass month. Multiple accounts, manually racing myself, just press f5 10 times to race. Haven't had a problem. I race in the same order.

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