A Marketing Story... for Christmas?

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He
held up a sign which said: "I am blind, please help." There were only a
few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped
them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote
some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would
see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to
the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to
see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, "Were
you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?"

The man said, "I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a
different way." I wrote: "Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it."

Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply
said the boy was blind. The second sign told people that they were so
lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second
sign was more effective?

Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be
innovative. Think differently and positively.

When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000
reasons to smile. Face your past without regret. Handle your present
with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith
and drop the fear.

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling|
And even more beautiful is, knowing that you are the reason behind it!

How did I remove the iframe the hackers put on my index pages

I am getting a lot of questions on how to remove the iframes that got hacked onto the index pages, whether index.php, index html, or default.html

It is actually relatively easy, and I'll show you two methods, one with using ftp and the other using your file manager that comes with cpanel.

Hold on... I have a coaching client coming... I'll be back later this afternoon to show you step-by-step with screen shots... check back this afternoon... sorry for the interruption... OK?

Sorry... I am back.

Life got suddenly very busy... my students are suddenly producing results... yaaay.

Anyway, here are two ways to recognize and remove the iframes from your index pages.

Method 1: ftp.

ftp into your your site's root level and sort your documents by date.

locate and remove iframe hack

you may notice that my index.php file was changed on September 5.

This is a blog, and you don't change the index file... ever. so this must have been the hackers' target.

Now, from the result you'll see that this wasn't a manual hacker, it was a little mindless robot sent out the wreak havoc...

locate and remove iframe hack
the above index.php file is the healthy file that comes with your wordpress blog installation. it starts with <?php and ends with ?>

that is how it should be.

locate and remove iframe hack

on the above index.php file, please observe the last line. after the closing ?> there is a whole line of code... that is the code you need to remove.

locate and remove iframe hack

this is how the whole line looks... Save and upload your file and you are done.

The second category of files that got hacked are files that have body tags in them...  they can be both php or html files. the commonality is that they contain a body tag, that looks like this <body>

Sometimes after the <body there is other code, and then it closes with a > tag. It is still a starting body tag.

locate and remove iframe hack

this is (above) how a healthy file looks with body tag

locate and remove iframe hack

this is (above) how an infected file looks with body tag

you need to delete the line that has the iframe tag <iframe src..to <iframe>.

Third important thing: folder or directory dates also change when files change inside. So if you have subdirectories that have a newer date, please check the index files inside... I found 202 infected files, because my sites have many subdirectories.

Good luck, and please let me know how you are making out.
Was this enough information? Please talk back to me.

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Some, on the other hand are used and used and used.

I found something just like that this past week.

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I'll probably make a Camtasia video to show how to benefit from it in the smartest way...