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Automate Processes ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by zonecrash, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. zonecrash

    zonecrash BANNED BANNED

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    I am very new and have a huge question. I have read 20 hours a day, and have read thread that most of them are 10 pages. Some of the post talk about "Automate Processes". So my question is would some or can others share the methods used automation? What tools are being used?

    I am hoping for a outline that can get me started and others that will detail what they have learned.
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It depends on the methods zonecrash,

    Give some details for us to work off of.


    Cheers
     
  3. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    Exactly, It really depends on what you are doing. For example I am doing a method in which there was no automated process for commenting so I had to hire a programmer to build the automated bot for me. In the end it was worth it. Just depends on your method and if you can scale it with automation.
     
  4. ipopbb

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    Some suggestions:

    1. Macro Software - this software automates mouse movements, keystrokes, button clicks, opening/closing apps, windows, & files. You can use Macro software to pilot repetitive tasks... the only things it can't do are thing requiring a human, like reading the wavy captcha text. I suppose you could macro some OCR software to get around that.

    2. VB - almost all macro software is built in VB. VB lets you have a programatic instance of IE as well.

    3. Auto responders - your web hosting provider either provides these or they don't... you might have to switch if they don't.

    4. Catch All - email aliases.... you created 100s of emails but check messages at one account.

    5. Mechanical Turks , Micro Workers, cheap services... time is part of the game... know when to outsource so you can focus on the stuff that gets you to the money faster.

    6. Shell Scripting - have scripts for your unix side stuff... restarting services, moving files in bulk, making backups, cloning sites, etc,

    7. Web Services... know your services... don't write code to make a bar chart when Google Charts API works great and is free... There are services for just about everything and a great deal of them are free...

    8. Bots and Spiders - Having a unique data set can be tough. Some people are good are writing programs to crawl through websites and extract data into delimited files. If you can't write one of these yourself then at least know when to hire someone to write it for you.

    9. Regular Expression... if you need to parse content then you'd be crazy not to master these. They are available in just about every programming language. I recommend reading "Mastering Regular Expressions" from O'Reilly then read it a second time.

    10. Open Source... 90% of the stuff you will want to do is already programmed. Know your open source solutions. Forums, Shopping carts, Blogs, CRM, CMS, etc...

    11. Templates... for GOD sake stop designing websites... The golden rule is "You are only allowed to re-design a site that makes money". Templates cost $50 if you want them legal and the same ones are free just about everywhere the words rapidshare and templates meet in the wild.

    12. Feeds... know and archive links to quality feeds. Fresh content in a hurry is a wonderful thing when you don't have to write it yourself.

    13. Scripts... there are PHP scripts for just about everything else. Proxy Site, Amazon Store, Web Directory, Game Sites, etc... know your scripts.

    14. JQuery, AJAX, Javascript... you can get a lot of awesome features for free if you know how to use tools like these.
     
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  5. zonecrash

    zonecrash BANNED BANNED

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    I am new to this and overwhelmed ... in every post I read the gurus talk about how they auto the process so I want to ask how others are doing it

    Sincere thanks for your reply

    --crazy--- I read about "macros" and installed the FF imacros, however can you offer suggestions ... please ???




    this must be !!! one of the best forums for help, sorry I have been reading each and every post
     
  6. zonecrash

    zonecrash BANNED BANNED

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    Please understand if I have an agenda, it is I am new, very new.

    However if the experts can answer my question, the answer may be not just my question however maybe an answer that can help OTHERS, newbie.

    I do not have a unique question. I just do not know.

    If you can answer the quesiton, It maybe an answer that can help newbee or help others like myself ...

    Again Sincere Thanks to whomever take the time to try to help. It seems like a question many ask in every post I have read thus far.
     
  7. zonecrash

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    ipopbb .... I have not responded "yet", please give my some time to read and re-read your post .... outstanding reply

    and to the other ... I am try to understand your post and reference it.

    thanks for taking the time
     
  8. yousefgreat

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    ZoneCrash, you should give iMacros a try. You can automate wonders with it and its learning curve is only steep if you are looking to automate hard and complicated tasks.

    Google "iMacros Tutorials", watch the videos a couple of times and you will start to get the hang of it.
     
  9. zonecrash

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    Thanks I have read about 23 posts, no word of a lie about others using - something called imacro, but that is just one subject. The point of my post was a grander scale a general quesiton about what is involved automation.

    Maybe my question is too global. If others can give details about how they automated a process, I believe it may help others and myself


    Crazyjeff --- I have one of the FIRST .... matrix ... years ago ...
     
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  10. zonecrash

    zonecrash BANNED BANNED

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    This forum is huge, I found a yt video for imacros and have been search the forum for a dl ?

    But I do not want to CLOSE my question on this software.




    I believe "popbb" started by outlining the terms. But how are other doing this and what steps are taken.

    examples, what process can be automated
     
  11. ProteinX

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