Hubsquat – Round 2

The more technical aspects of SEO are often overlooked. The website can look great on any device, but may fail to perform. There are many common mistakes that must be avoided for a natural search marketing campaign to be successful. Missing a closing tag, or an extra comma can really make the difference. Everyone makes mistakes. Including Hubspot.

SEO

Mocking the military

Disclaimer: This probably isn't safe for work.
Bad language, political views, and oxford commas aplenty.

Mocking the military; Hacking the hackers is pretty clickbaity title, but apt. This article covers a few basic cross site scripting bugs in websites owned by the Department of Defence and Ghost Security. The idea is to highlight how even the most security conscious among us can forget to check for basic exploits.

Security

Scoot.co.uk XSS

I am an SEO engineer at heart. Always on the lookout for opportunities from which links and/or citations can be gleaned. Often, while looking for link placements I find sites with security vulnerabilities. I always try to work with affected sites to help secure the attack vector with mixed results. More often than not the sites get patched and everyone is happy. Sometimes I get ignored. Sometimes I get a generic "we will fix it" reply but the exploit gets ignored. The site in question passes the information stored on its site onto several authoritative websites in the UK, some of which are the biggest news organisations we have…

Security

AV Arcade FaceBook app

A plugin created by Abeon Tech for AV Arcade which allows easy creation of an arcade on FaceBook. Version 2.0 has just been updated to fix a few bugs and several new features have been added.

Take advantage of the 500 million members using facebook! Turn your arcade into a FaceBook application in minutes. Your FaceBook application will update it’s self as you add games to your arcade. Easy to setup and admin panel for options.

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AV Arcade v402 (Clean)

I have been using AV Arcade for a while now and think it’s a great script. I have spent a lot of time looking through the source code and have have some success with my arcade site. There are a few small issues with the script which don’t detract from the usability, but could reduce crawlability, SERPs and so on.

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WebWoW In-game mail hack

This little modification will replace WebWoW's RA mail system (Remote Access which uses telnet) with a fully SOAP compatible version. This will replace both the admins "send mail" and users "vote shop" features. I created this little hack so the WebWoW In-game mail would use SOAP as it just seems more logical (and more easily secured!) in this instance.

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WebWoW Captcha

WebWoW CMS has just released a v2 beta which seems great so far. Of course there are a few small bugs, but nothing that breaks functionality… Mostly undefined indexes and the like. I will probably make a few mods and hacks for the CMS as it’s a great project with a nice style and ethos. This simple modification will place a captcha on the registration page to help prevent spam, bots, and fake registrations.

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Game Cheating

There are many ways to cheat PC games while playing. If you’re looking to increase your health to beat a boss or get infinite cash to build an empire, there will usually be many ways to make your game time easier! This article will cover the easiest method and how to implement it on many games...

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Javascript Security

JavaScript is designed as an open scripting language. It is not intended to replace proper security measures, and should never be used in place of proper encryption.

JavaScript has its own security model, but this is not designed to protect the Web site owner or the data passed between the browser and the server. The security model is designed to protect the user from malicious Web sites, and as a result, it enforces strict limits on what the page author is allowed to do. They may have control over their own page inside the browser, but that is where their abilities end.

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