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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by freeufcdotinfo, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. freeufcdotinfo

    freeufcdotinfo Power Member

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    I have just joined a affiliate scheme that uses pop ups, I want to hide the url I have searched through the forum and have not come up with what I need.

    1) A decent no right click script that works across browsers

    2) Although I have come across cloaking type site things, that hide the URL in the source, they seems to redirect to the page, so I am back to hiding the URL problem.

    3) Is there any software that can help

    OR

    4) Is there a simpler way and I cant see the woods for the trees..

    Any help would be great...
     
  2. jeremyo

    jeremyo Newbie

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    To clarify what you are wanting to do, it is hide the affliate that you have in your popup?

    I can only imagine this is less about hiding it from the general populus and more to hide it from your competitors.

    If people use Traffic monitor's, (Firefox plugins like firebug), there is no hiding anything.

    Essentially what you are trying to do is trick internet explorer and firefox into not allowing the user to see what data is being sent to them. This effort is futile.

    So long as you are actually sending data to an individuals computer, there is no way to mask the <HTML></HTML> data you send them, nor the location from which it was sent.

    **NOTE*** Redirections? Firebug also detects these and will show the history of HTML source (old and new), in a tree of information.
     
  3. nicksor

    nicksor BANNED BANNED

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    A simple php script that does a header("location: http://affiliateurl"); would mask it from view source, status bar , etc. It won't stop http header monitoring or anything of that sort. Alternatively, you could setup an SSL server to host the php redirect. SSL is encrypted and the end user wouldn't be able to see them with packet sniffing or monitoring software.
     
  4. jeremyo

    jeremyo Newbie

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    Yes, both valid methods for a hasty coverup.

    The contention of my post was that when you mask the source from the browser you arn't really achieving much because it wont block the people who are trying to steal your niche.

    This is because the people you are masking from are well able to see what you are doing with HTTP Header's Monitoring (the technical term for the function Firebug performs).

    In terms of using SSL, if one of my competitors used SSL to hide their redirect the first thign i would do is whip out a sniffer to see whats so good they are protecting.
     
  5. cparainmaker

    cparainmaker BANNED BANNED

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    won't offercloack do this?