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How to Clean a Massage Chair

A very common problem the buyers of Massage Chair face is its cleanliness. As it can cause an electric shock if they use any chemical, they are in the ambiguous situation what to use to clean it. How to clean a massage chair and what are precautions for its cleanliness. That’s why I am writing this guide for such users.

If you observe your massage chair, you will find three kinds of material on it. One is leather covering; another one is its knit trim to help the chair move smooth and the third one is Synthetic Leather. You should clean both of the parts carefully with different things. Otherwise, it cannot last for a longer time, and you will lose its beauty and functionality within a few years. - FDA Massage Chair Review Picture

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Leather / Synthetic Leather Cleaning

Both of the Leather and Synthetic Leather can be cleaned by using the following two methods.

General Cleaning – You should use a piece of cotton cloth because it is very soft and it can remove the dust particles present on the leather seat properly. A daily dusting can give the leather seat a shiny surface. Some people use newspapers or tissue papers to clean it. That is not good for it. Both of these things cannot make the seat neat and shiny. So, you should use a cotton cloth that is absorbent and cleans finely. Don’t try to rub the surface hardly. Do the dusting with a mild hand.

Deeper Cleaning – If you want to clean the surface deeply, you should use a solution of soap and water. Dip the cotton cloth into the solution. Press the fabric a bit and then put it on the spots and stains. If you rub it slowly, it will give you a clean surface within a few seconds. Now use only distilled water with a sponge to clean the soap from the seat. Take another piece of clean cloth and rub mildly on the surface to make it dry.

Cleaning of Knit Trim

If you are dusting the chair on a daily basis, it needs no deep cleaning. However, it may get some stains of milk, wine, coffee or other liqueurs. You need to use a sponge for its cleaning. Just put the sponge in lukewarm water and squeeze it. Now put it on the mild soap and put it to the stains. Give a gentle rubbing on the stains to make them vanished. Now use another sponge in the fresh water to clean the surface. Wipe the soap. Let it dry by keeping in the open air for some time. When you see the affected area is not wet, take a soft bristled brush. With mild hand, use the brush on the fabric to give it a nice look.

The only precaution I would like to give you is that you should never use a glass cleaner, hard soap or aerosol spray on the massage chair. It will damage the leather and its shiny surface. You should not use any liquids that could stain the seat. It is antibacterial. So, they can damage the polished surface.

WordPress Adsense Deluxe Vulnerability

David Kierznowski of Operation n has discovered some serious flaws in the WordPress Adsense Deluxe plugin as part of the WordPress Angel Project. The vulnerability(s) affect all versions.

This vulnerability reminds me of the the old Hacker movies, where a worm is released that steals random pennys from unsuspecting victims. This vulnerability is the closest I have seen to this scenario.

The vendor has been notified, and more information regarding the vulnerability will be released after 30 days or until such a time as the author feels that WordPress users have had a chance to upgrade.

Unfortunately, the developer has not gotten back to me, and as many blogs use this plugin as a source of income, I have gone ahead and made the necessary changes myself as a temporary solution. Please note this is an unofficial release. Hopefully the vendor will verify the changes and make an official release shortly.

As with any plugin, please make sure you have made a backup before downloading and installing this.


The vendor was notified: 18/05/07
Response received: None as yet
Fix received: Temporary fix released as part of the WordPress Angel Project.


WordPress 2.1.3 Akismet Vulnerability

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David Kierznowski of Operation n has discovered a serious flaw in the Akismet anti-spam plugin that comes by default with the latest version of WordPress (2.1.3).

It has not been confirmed as yet, but I believe this will affect all versions of the plugin. The vendor has been notified, and more information regarding the vulnerability will be released when a suitable fix has been released.

I know its painful, but its recommended that you disable the Akismet plugin immediately.

The vendor was notified: 14/05/07
Response received: 14/05/07
Fix received: 14/05/07

The Akismet v2.0.2 Download upgrade has been made to address these issues and may be downloaded here.

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