Sunday, September 30, 2007

Organized Chaos

I really have a mess going with my files and office supplies, that it has come to a point where I need to invest in some metal cabinets or something to put all this stuff in. I'm trying really hard to get organized so I can properly maintain my blogs. I have everything from tape for my dispensers to copy paper, notebooks, and more. What kinds of items do you use to stay organized? I could use some tips.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

WordPress Affiliate Pro Deal of the Day

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Some things it can do for you:

When you add a single affiliate link to your site, you have to manually open the text file containing an article, edit it, add the HTML code for the link, save it and then finally upload it to your web server or blog. It’ll take you 4-5 minutes if you’re really quick, and likely 10-15 minutes if you are still ‘figuring it out’… no wonder most people give up soon after starting. However…
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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Scripting Scanner Download

Protecting your site from Cross Site Scripting is very important these days and if you haven't taken the precautions for this, you can Download Your Free Acunetix XSS Scanner today and yes, I said it's free.

There are literally hundreds of examples of cross-site scripting vulnerabilities available publicly. Just a couple examples to illustrate the different types of holes will be listed here.

An example of a type 0 vulnerability was once found in an error page produced by Bugzilla where JavaScript was used to write the current URL, through the document.location variable, to the page without any filtering or encoding. In this case, an attacker who controlled the URL might have been able to inject script, depending on the behavior of the browser in use. This vulnerability was fixed by encoding the special characters in the document.location string prior to writing it to the page.
A famous example for type 1 XSS vulnerabilities: Two XSS vulnerabilities in website were identified and published by Yair Amit in December 2005. The vulnerabilities allowed an attacker to impersonate legitimate members of Google's services or to mount a phishing attack. This publication presented an obscure way to bypass common XSS countermeasures by using UTF-7 encoded payloads.

What is Cross Site Scripting?
Cross Site Scripting allows an attacker to embed malicious JavaScript, VBScript, ActiveX, HTML, or Flash into a vulnerable dynamic page to fool the user, executing the script on his machine in order to gather data. The use of XSS might compromise private information, manipulate or steal cookies, create requests that can be mistaken for those of a valid user, or execute malicious code on the end-user systems. The data is usually formatted as a hyperlink containing malicious content and which is distributed over any possible means on the internet. Cross site scripting vulnerabilities are extremely dangerous and the number of the attacks is on the rise. More information about Cross Site Scripting can be found at

Many a large-scale corporation has fallen prey to Cross Site Scripting (XSS), as it is one of the most common yet underestimated of web attacks. In August 2006, hackers stole the personal data of nearly 19,000 DSL equipment customers through a vulnerability in AT&T’s online store. Whereas in June 2006, PayPal users were tricked into giving away social security numbers, credit card details and other highly sensitive personal information through a cross site scripting vulnerability in the PayPal website.

A report from Mitre Corp., a US government funded research organization, issued in September 2006 indicated that Cross-Site scripting ranked first in a list of top security risks. In a study conducted by Acunetix, 42% of the websites scanned with Acunetix WVS were found to be vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting.

“Companies don’t realize the danger their web sites are under and are therefore reluctant to invest in web vulnerability scanners. Consequently, security officers don’t have the tools to protect their websites. The free XSS scanner will give security officers access to a professional cross site scanning tool, that will allow them to assess their web sites for the cross site scripting danger,” said Jonathan Spiteri, Technical Manager of Acunetix.

Scanning for XSS vulnerabilities with Acunetix WVS Free Edition
To check whether your website has cross site scripting vulnerabilities, download the free edition from This version will scan any website / web application for XSS vulnerabilities and it will also reveal all the essential information related to it, such as the vulnerability location and remediation techniques. Scanning for XSS is normally a quick exercise (depending on the size of the web-site). A detailed guide how to scan for cross site scripting vulnerabilities can be found here

The Free Edition also allows you to sample what other threats Acunetix WVS can find by allowing you to scan the Acunetix test sites for vulnerabilities.

About Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner
Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner ensures website security by automatically checking for SQL injection, Cross site scripting and other vulnerabilities. It checks password strength on authentication pages and automatically audits shopping carts, forms, dynamic content and other web applications. As the scan is being completed, the software produces detailed reports that pinpoint where vulnerabilities exist. Acunetix WVS Reporting Application allows security alerts to be presented in a document which abides by the PCI Compliance specification.

About Acunetix
Acunetix was founded to combat the alarming rise in web attacks. Its flagship product, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner, is the result of several years of development by a team of highly experienced security developers. Acunetix is a privately held company with headquarters based in Europe (Malta) and an office in London, UK. For more information about Acunetix, visit:;

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Let's Make a Deal!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007


I have been so busy with my new blog lately that I haven't kept up with my other 2 blogs like I should. I think I need some kind of time tracking book to manage my time and business matters better. All my blogs are very important to me so I need to get it together and get organized! If you have any blog organizing tips or management tools, let me in on them please.

Linky Love with My New Blog

If you're still on blogspot or some other free hosting, and are ready to make the change to paid web hosting, then you should out my top 10 web host picks on my other blog. I would love to see what you think of my new blog as well. I also wrote another post on Blog Advertising for Free so if you're cheap like me, then you may want to check that out as well!!

If you are interested in link exchanges on this blog or my new blog, please contact me in the comments or via email.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Your Own Website, Your Own Shopping Cart

Up until I had my baby, I had always been a big time seller on ebay. I did move away from ebay to build my own website. A shopping cart was a necessity if I wanted to have my own site. There are so many different kinds of software out there, that it can be overwhelming to choose one. Obviously, you can go through something like paypal but if you want a more professional alternative, then you should research a bit more. You want your customers to feel like they are making a safe transaction. You want the sale to go as smoothly as possible. These two things alone are worth finding and buying the best software out there. Some things to look for when choosing:

Setup--You want it to be simple and quick.
Inventory--Gift certificates, product reports, & bulk order processing are important features to have.
Layout & Web Design--You have to look for a fully customizable shopping cart theme editor.
Payment & Options--easy setup, real time processing, and multiple currencies accepted.
Sales Analysis--Traffic & keyword reports are essential, as well as, integration with accounting software.

These are all things to look for when getting ready to start your online business.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

My New Blog ~~Blogging with Cents

I've been working on my new blog here lately, which is why I haven't update too much, so take a peek at Blogging with Cents and tell me what you think. I have a page that shows some of the programs I use to get paid. Got advice, tips, or gripes, just leave me a comment to let me know!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Are You Social?

I've often wondered if social networking is worth all the hype. I believe it can be beneficial to a personal blog, as well as, an internet marketing blog. Social networks bring online surfers, bloggers, and entrepenuers together into one place so that they can converse about the things that are important to each of them. The next thing you know, you have new traffic to your internet blog, people uniting with old friends or family, and big annoucements being made.

I think David Bayer covered the future of online social networking very well and provides some great insight on the subject. I, myself, will continue to participate in social networks because it benefits me personally and financially.

Link and They Will Come

I Think Therefore I Link is a great blogger motto, however, it is for the selfless. Just like in life, you have to "link" in order to receive "links".

Not all links are created equal either. While link farms and viral tags may increase your Technorati rating, they will NOT increase your PR. The best way to get your PR up is by getting links with the "PR big wigs". One link from a PR 5 is far more important than 10 links on a PR 1.

Another big issue is linking on other site with your main page URL. One of the best things you can do, is to link to a past article instead. This gets the reader to a more interesting article, which in returns, gets you a more traffic to the post but, more importantly, to your blog/website.

Want to know when someone else links to your site? Track Engine is a great place to start. I also check out Technorati to see who has linked to me. They update frequently.

In conclusion, be wise about you link to and don't get caught up in all the link farm hype. Link from other sites to your articles and you will get quality traffic.