Advertlets publishers – Note this post, please

A friend buzzed me if I am signed up with Advertlets and pointed out this post to me. Well, I am not registered with Adverlets. But if you do, please read this post.

Advertlets – A Review..With A Big Login Bug Among Other Things and No I’m not paid to do this…

Just thought that you may all want to take precautions.

And remember, never use the same password for all your accounts.

Post Author: lilian

8 thoughts on “Advertlets publishers – Note this post, please

    Wayne Liew

    (October 12, 2007 - 5:36 pm)

    Wow, that’s a great flaw. Anyway, I don’t think anything will go wrong like being hack right?


    (October 12, 2007 - 6:20 pm)

    It has been months but still got bugs like this ah? LOL.

    @Wayne: Generally, there are always risks of an account being hacked and I am not just talking about Advertlets account here, but generally. Some strong systems will be almost impossible or harder to hack into while some weaker ones will be easier. When you find a flaw like this, which side of the scale do you think the needle is pointing at?


    (October 12, 2007 - 8:26 pm)

    tenthofmarch – There are lots of people I know who use the same pw for everything. LOL, this post is meant for them.


    (October 12, 2007 - 9:25 pm)

    Yup. I did advice the same thing in my blog many months ago. Don’t know how many people listened but I remember got one “Cikgu” commented said she will change. You more “powerful” than me so people will listen to you better.

    Andrew Ooi

    (October 12, 2007 - 11:29 pm)

    As a programmer who wrote programs for some financial institution, I know how important security is. I also know the many hoops we have to jump thru and the massive headaches we have to endure to get our programs certified as secure enough to be used.

    The opposite is true when I write programs for other companies like a startup business. It’s so much easier. The pressure is off since no one is looking over your shoulders and holes are rarely discovered. There will be plenty of security holes that are rarely discovered :)


    (October 13, 2007 - 7:27 am)

    Actually I had a pretty slow day at work yesterday testing out my bug tracker system, basically a system that accepts software bug reports, so I ended up fooling around with Advertlets by applying my User Acceptance Test on that website.

    I’m from a small software development house, but we don’t scrimp on testing. The pressure is the SAME anywhere you go and the turnover rate (people getting sacked for crappy work) is pretty high too as we have got standards to maintain.

    All I can say is that Advertlets has, or had crappy developers and they probably have their teams of testers on permanent leave. Leaving users to test out their system and putting a beta moniker on it, is one way of showing that.

    To lilian, thanks for linking up my post. It seems that Advertlets have solved the problem with a jury-rigged solution. Wonder how long that will hold.

    uncle sha

    (October 14, 2007 - 5:15 pm)

    yeah i noticed that too … wah now its out in the open

    the dashboard also cannot add more than 10 blogs. wat the fish. nuffnang one, you can

    everytime i ask them question from support, takes at least 2 weeks for a reply minimum. their support needs a revamp too

    anyway they say the new dashboard is coming out soon. i ask them when? well i’ll update you in 2 weeks time or so! haha

    but they’re making me money, so who am i to complain


    (April 5, 2009 - 9:00 pm)

    I have to say i identify with you/(& whoever is claiming Advertlets is scam) totally because I also have such an experience with Advertlets.

    After I did a paid write up for Advertlets and posted the article on my blog, I wasn’t paid at all.

    And I have written in to them so many times, but yet there was not a single news till now.

    And did I mention that this issue happened 6 months ago?

    Yup, till now, I have not heard from Advertlets, and I have since removed all the Advertlets ads on my blog!

    Advertlets = SCAM!

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