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ichurakov says

July was my best month ever. :)
+1

During 4 weeks one of my item was in the middle of Weekly Top Sellers. I also expect to be in Top Authors in July list on CodeCanyon. :-) Hope, last 3 days will help me to go upper in this list (or at least to be in this list).
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ichurakov says
A couple of thoughts to improve security of Envato websites.
  1. If I (or somebody else) change e-mail address to new one, Envato blocks any attempts to change sensitive data for several hours (for example, 12 or 24 hours) and send message to old e-mail address with special link which allows temporarily block access to account.
  2. If I (or somebody else) change sensitive data (remove item, change password, withdrawal details, etc.), Envato can send message to current e-mail address with special link to confirm the action.
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ichurakov says

<== These are 5 brightest stars of Pleiades.

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ichurakov says

Question to people who don’t use antiviruses under Windows PC. If you don’t use them, how do you know that your PC is not infected? It can be a part of some botnet and you even don’t notice that.

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ichurakov says

never save the passwords in browser.
Good advise. It’s also related to any FTP-client.

While working as a freelancer, I regularly come across with projects about removing malware from websites. When I do such projects I always check server logs to understand how malicious code appeared on server. In most cases (more then 90%) infection come through FTP-connection. But how malefactor gets FTP-access without knowing FTP-credentials?

First of all malefactors are not a human beings, they are bots. They steal FTP login/password from your computer. The schema is very simple. You connect to website through FTP. For these purposes you use some FTP-client such as FileZilla, Total Commander, etc. While creating new FTP-connection you enter FTP-login/password and save it inside of FTP-client (to avoid entering them every time you connect to server). From this moment your FTP-login/password is ready to be stolen. Later, while surfing Internet you can visit some website which is already infected with new modification of worm/virus that is not recognized by your antivirus software. Through this website worm appears on your computer, then it scans FTP-client files/database, decode FTP-parameters and send them to remote server. Then these data are used by bots/crawlers that infect your site using your FTP-account.

The conclusion is simple. You don’t have to be website security professional to protect it. You only need keep your FTP-parameters in safe place. So, if you wish to avoid any infection, follow these 3 steps:
  1. Change FTP-password from time to time.
  2. Do not keep FTP-password inside of FTP-client. Every time you connect to server via FTP, type password manually.
  3. If you give FTP-access to someone else (for example, to do some work on server), create temporary FTP-account and block one once work is finished.
Remember, in most cases viruses come to website via FTP-connection. It is done automatically using FTP-parameters that can be stolen from your computer if you keep password inside of FTP-client.
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ichurakov says

Hi guys. The question is inspired by this thread. What antivirus do you use on your computer/device? What OS is on your computer/device?

My laptop has Windows 7 and I use Avast. It’s free and reliable. For Android devices I don’t use antiviruses.

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ichurakov says

What is the use of Anti Virus Software ? I think browsers are secure enough these days to not let sites steal a password from their memory just by visiting them.
I don’t agree with you. If browsers are secure, how do you think all of this viruses/trojans/malware exist? They couldn’t “survive” if browsers/protocols/etc. are absolutely secure.

PS: Stealing data from the memory is not only way to get it. :-)

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ichurakov says

I would hire someone and pay him to develop Wordpress theme, then i could sell it here and earn a fortune + i don’t care about what buyers says, it’s not fair, not moral. We need to let our buyers to trust us, to believe in what we do, not to scam them and take $20-$30 even $80.
I don’t think this scenario is possible. When you get several 1-star ratings, nobody will buy your theme. Moreover, you will loose money, because theme development (which match ThemeForest criteria) cost more then you earn. Even if you could sell 20 copies until your 1-star rating become public, you earn only $500. I’m sure theme development cost more.
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ichurakov says
http:// codercanyon.net/user/manuelescrig
ATTENTION! Seems it is fishing website. Do not enter your login/password there. codeRcanyon.net
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ichurakov says

Hi guys. I have a question to authors. When we update our items we have option to tick checkbox “Send a notification to buyers when this update is approved”. If I tick this checkbox and update item, can I expect sales growth for my other items for short period? At the same time, can I expect ratings growth for updated item? Did you guys notice any correlation between updates and sales/ratings?

@moderators: please replace first ”?” in the title by “C”. I don’t know why it is ”?”.

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