Web scraping onling banking sites?
September 7, 2006 4:28 PM Subscribe
Is there an tool/tutorial to web scrape secure sites like Online Banking or other sites that make sure that it's you that is logging in?
posted by mphuie to computers & internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been self learning web scraping and found it extremely useful, building proxies for my Nokia tablet, automation, through Perl & LWP.
I want to write something that will grab my bank balance, but those online banking sites seem to go through lots of hoops to make sure you are the one sitting at your computer trying to login.
Is there some util that lets you analyze the actual behind the scenes events, headers, cookies, etc.. so I can just repeat them?
A low level tool would be great, but I'd be happy with a web recorder/automation program that would log me in (based on keystrokes, etc) and save the html so I could get my balance.