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Security with PayPal & Payloadz

Postby networkmom » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:51 pm

I am a little confused as to what happened. I have an ebook for sale on my book for $27.00 I have it hooked up with pay loadz so once they pay it is an automatic download. The order came in and they paid me .10 cents for this ebook and it directed them to the download page. How could this of happened? Does anyone know?

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ALL PAYPAL USERS READ THIS!

Postby NetDebut » Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:29 am

Hi Denise,

It's because you didn't protect your PayPal codes!!!!! Listen, you just got hacked by someone who already knows this trick. I use to go to all kinds of web sites and see people with their PayPal codes sitting out in the open. I send them an email and tell them that they need to fix it but they never do. The next week they come crying to me telling me that they just lost hundreds of dollars because instead of people paying $39 they were only paying him $0.01!

How do I know? I tested it! I went to your web site, got to the ebook page, 'View Sourced' your page and copied ONLY the PayPal codes. I then changed to just $0.10 and saved it as an HTML file. I opened the file as a regular browser, clicked on the button to buy and there you have it, I paid only $0.10 to download your ebook and bonuses. Don't worry, I didn't download anything. I only did it to prove to you that I know what I'm doing and that was what happend to you.

You can 1) encrypt your PayPal code, which is provided for free in your PayPal account when you created it. I recommend you use this option.

2) You can use your own encryption software and encrypt JUST that portion of your HTML tags or the entire file.

3) You use a flash button that hides all your codes. I am not too familiar with this so I can not offer any advice on it. I just know that it's very secure.

Anyone else who is using PayPal codes, PLEASE double check your pages and make sure it is not viewable if it has to do with a product that is AUTOMATIC. If you have to do it manually, then you don't have to worry about this warning.
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Postby networkmom » Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:36 am

I happened again last night with another ebook. Can I encrypt with pay pal even though I am using payloadz for the download?
Where do I find this at at pay pal.

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Postby NetDebut » Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:50 am

Hi Denise,

I'm sorry to hear that it's happend to you again.

Here's what you do:

1) Log into your PP account.
2) Click on the tab for [Merchant Tools]
3) Click on [Website Payment Standards]
4) Scroll past half-way down and you'll see [Next step: Learn how to use Website Payments Standard] - click on it
5) Scroll down past "Scenerio 5" and you'll see "Payment Processing Options" - select [Buy now buttons]
6) From there, fill in the information you need. It's all self-explanatory steps.

The encryption option is standard so just fill out what it needs you to fill out.

I don't know why the steps are so long but, yeah, that's what you have to do to encrypt each and every one of your PP products. Of course you'll be able to keep adding them after you finish one.

Good luck. I hope this has been of some help to you and others.
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Postby networkmom » Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:10 am

Thanks I was able to do this but now my ebook will not be an automatic download since I was using pay loadz for this. I will have to send the url after they make payment. Is there a way to have them redirected after they pay with pay pal to get the file automatically?

Thank you so much for your help.
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Postby NetDebut » Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:13 am

Denise,

Did you not see that option on there? It's there when you filled out the buy now button. Wait, (from the top of my head), I think you have to click on a button at the bottom of the page that says something like 'add more options.' I know it's there though.
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Postby networkmom » Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:21 am

yes that is it!
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Postby NetDebut » Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:24 am

Good, then you've found it. I'm happy for you, lol. No more lost sales for you.
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Postby networkmom » Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:30 am

I would of thought since the encrypt option is standard why did it not work the first time I created the button.
Can you check my urls to see if you can still see the code?
http://www.fitnessandkids.com/ultimate- ... ection.htm
http://www.fitnessandkids.com/fitnessandkids-ebook.html

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Postby NetDebut » Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:32 am

They're both good now.
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Amazing

Postby mlmblonde » Sat May 06, 2006 10:50 pm

Reading this is totally amazing to me. If those people that go and cheat folks, start viruses, and such applied their talents for good, what a better world we'd have.

It's so sad that those evil people do things like that. What goes around comes around, and one day someone will pay them back.

So sorry to hear about all this
Di :(
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Postby Steevg » Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:58 am

Hi Guys,
This was one of the critical area's I highlighted when I wrote "The Secret Formula" - the section on Building your Website covers the PayPal encryption process in full - complete with screenshots from the PP site!

I'm still amazed that PayPal allows you the option of NOT encrypting your payment button - but then I guess we'd all be screaming if we didn't have the choice eh?

Encrypting and Cloaking are problems for beginners, and if (like me) you're an AppleMac user, you'll be faced with even more problems trying to build an online business.

Anyone who's new, and is an OSX user, please feel free to PM me if you have questions about which programs to use - cloaking was a big problem, but I managed to find one for OSX which seems to work fine!

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Pay pal question

Postby Dale King » Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:37 am

Kevin:

That was excellent advice bro! Right on point!
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Postby majidpucit123 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:13 am

it is simple your does is hacked by some professional hacker. oh thats not good.
very sorry about that mishap. so don't worry
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Postby robert adams » Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:50 pm

are you checking the posts you are replying to? this one is over two years old.


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