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You can 'HACK' any website!

Virej Dasani
A 16 year old student and self-taught software developer
Originally published at virej.ml ・1 min read

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InHuOfficial

Ah this post again, but with a brand new user account or with the old article deleted as I can't find my comment from last time.

Last time I was positive about the plugin as a simple non techie way to edit pages (it injects content-editable into everything, a nice simple solution!) but this time my concerns about some of the practices of the author make me think that if the plugin gets enough downloads something nefarious will come in an update.

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Virej Dasani Author

Hi, the last post did get deleted so this is a re-post.
I just wanted to say that don't appreciate your distasteful accusation. Also, browser web-stores have code filters and anti-threat systems in place to block anything 'nefarious' getting by. Furthermore, I take pride in all my work and I would never dream of doing anything that could potentially harm any of my users. Therefore, use my extension or don't use it, just don't accuse me of something so disgusting.

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InHuOfficial

You have to understand that it just looked suspicious, posts don't get deleted by accident, in fact your whole profile is new so it raises alarm bells, however I am happy that you took the time to respond and I am sure it was for an innocent reason.

Do not be offended, once you have more posts on dev.to etc. then the trust levels will increase again.

Having looked at your site and other social networks I am sure you are stand-up and working hard to promote your work and I apologise that you felt I was being too heavy handed, I have just seen too many things similar to this being used to trick less tech savvy people.

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Virej Dasani Author

Thanks a lot, I get where you were coming from. My older dev account actually got de-activated for some unknown reason and I wasn't able to do anything like write a new post or change my bio. I wrote about this glitch/bug to the Dev team and they didn't respond so, 3 weeks later, I decided to delete that account and make a new one. Anyway, I appreciate your concern 👍

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InHuOfficial

I look forward to seeing more posts from you on this account then! ❤️

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FRADAR

It is awesome to see this as an extension, but what you can also do is you can just make a bookmarklet out of it. It is almost the same thing, and people don't have to download an extension and all that.

You can just save this code:
javascript:(function() { document.body.contentEditable=true;})();
as a bookmarklet, and it will do the same thing

Nevertheless, this is great!

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Médéric Burlet

What's the difference between your extension and using the developer tools that also let you edit the page directly?

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Virej Dasani Author

The difference is that you don't have to open the developer tools like inspect element or the console. It is easier to use and great for people who don't have web development skills!
Developers may prefer to use the dev tools but there are people who don't even know about them.

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Siddharth Chaudhary (he/him)

+1