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bridge the gap between the "Muppets" and "the Professionals"crude, but true!
When I came back to the site recently I asked why there were no new posts, the response I got from one poster was that all the questions had been answered!
i remember a newbie posted something about link building once (i think it was link building), asking the same old questions that a newbie always asks, and the second post was from a mod saying look in the library before asking. end of conversation.
[edited by: martinibuster at 6:32 pm (utc) on May 26, 2010]
[edited by: londrum at 6:45 pm (utc) on May 26, 2010]
but if you can remember the post (i cant) it would be interesting to see if the newbie did indeed come back.
[edited by: martinibuster at 6:52 pm (utc) on May 26, 2010]
[edited by: martinibuster at 7:00 pm (utc) on May 26, 2010]
asking the same old questions that a newbie always asks, and the second post was from a mod saying look in the library before asking. end of conversation.
(Read the thread yourself, to see how the newbie was put in his place: [webmasterworld.com...]
A self professed hacker, in charge of moderating an e-commerce forum...
Why would I want to create anymore unique content for a site with people like this helping run the show.
I mostly stop by and read, and not post these days here.
If WebmasterWorld did not want criticism, they should not have asked.
>> if you follow the rules
That's the issue. Many smaller shops don't follow the rules for one reason or another which leaves them open to exploitation.
But from a hacker's point of view, why bother with an ecommerce site in the first place? While I maintain that many of them are easy targets, why bother trying to get access to money in transit? It's better to hit the final destination - the banks.
Last post in this forum, I will not further waste my time, I do not hang out in hackers forums, I do not wish to become a target.
I'm very sorry you feel that way.
I did not mean to mislead you. Yes, some of the CC info was from non-online transactions. I still believe the examples are relevant.
I do believe in ecommerce but I don't believe that ecommerce is as safe as some seem to feel it is and I think it is important to point out that just because a eStore owner buys a cart and SSL cert doesn't mean their setup is secure. There are so many details to ensure an online shop is secure - and not all of them are in the hands of the store owner. I've seen shopping carts with unencrypted cc numbers. I've been told by clients they don't want to delete the CC numbers because they want to hold on to it for some reason (bookkeeping, possible future charges, ease of use, etc.) I've seen hosting companies that don't update their webserver's OS when security patchers are released. I've seen all manner of honest mistakes and plain disregard for security issues. While the total number of people I've dealt with is only a fraction of the all ecommerce I suspect they aren't the only ones to take risks or make mistakes. Does this mean that all ecommerce is at risk. No. But I think it's misleading to say it's safe and secure.