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This is a public service announcement! - seriously. Please do note this tactic and advice. It can SERIOUSLY hurt your site (or client's site). Book mark it, pass it along to others... do what you do. I would like to get the word out on this exploit. Thanks
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from theGypsy 2872 Days ago #
Votes: 1

Anyway folks, please do read this and set up some monitoring to watch for this so that you don't find out when it is TOO LATE. If you've never had a client that has been hacked for links, it can suck major ass. I do a fair bit of work consulting on penalties/bans. Peeps lose a lot o $$ and face. You have been warned.

from sohaibtayyab 2871 Days ago #
Votes: -2

It is interesting as well as shocking. We should look for this in order to avoid from any big loss or unhappy event. Thank you so much David, for sharing such important Info. Keep it Up.

Sohaib Tayyab

from ultrageek 2868 Days ago #
Votes: 0

hallelujah. I have little time to fix one of my sites if it's get hacked, and my ad rev is already low, thanks to the economy, so it does hurt when I get hacked on one of my high-volume sites. Still struggling to find time to fix one of my formerly good sites, which is a major pain to upgrade (WP).

from AlanBleiweiss 2868 Days ago #
Votes: 0

It's important to let people know this goes on.  I recently performed an audit for a new client who'd paid thousands for their web site, only to have me discover that the DEVELOPER had embedded hidden links in the code to promote their own site.  Yet the worst I've seen was when an audit on a $15million a year revenue generating site uncovered two entire spoof sites tied into and sucking and draining and leaching off the legitimate site.

If I hadn't been looking where most people don't even know to look, I would never have discovered the trace elements the thieves overlooked.

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