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    OpenX Market: Anyone tried it, yet?

    The OpenX software is a Free open-source advertising server and they also feature an OpenX Market, has anyone here tried OpenX Market, yet?
    If "Yes", did you make good money, compared to Adsense?

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    Great to hear Will,
    I need to take another look at OpenX:

    Are you also testing the OpenX Market?
    Would be good to know if the bids are better than big Goo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Good.Karma View Post
    Are you also testing the OpenX Market?
    Definitely. That's one of the reasons I set up OpenX.
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    Keep an eye out though, OpenX servers are a popular target and have a very nice track history of repeatedly getting hacked to serve up malvertising / malware to your visitors.

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    If you're just using OpenX for your own purposes, you can just block access to the management features with some htaccess/apache settings.
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    I've used OpenX and suggest it, it's a great free ad managing platform. I've ran the marketplace ads on a site but only by mistake because I didn't see that I had enabled it. I think you can filter them, but the ads that where showing had nothing to do with the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike-XS View Post
    Keep an eye out though, OpenX servers are a popular target and have a very nice track history of repeatedly getting hacked to serve up malvertising / malware to your visitors.
    I just found out about the Openx exploit issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by nux View Post
    If you're just using OpenX for your own purposes, you can just block access to the management features with some htaccess/apache settings.
    So people are hacking into the admin area, is that correct?
    They are a "real company" why not fix it by now?
    Anyone have details on exactly how to secure OpenX?

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    ^^^
    FYI: The admin lock-down code is posted here:
    Possible Sql Injection Vulnerability In Openx 2.8.1 - OpenX Community Forums


    • Is the current OpenX version secure, if you have not previously been hacked?



    Edit:
    Did some more searching:
    The current version is (probably) safe as long as you were not previously hacked w/ false admin accounts created.

    2010 has not been a great year for OpenX...

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