I found this simple guide to patch magento 188.8.131.52 via FTP http://magentary.com/kb/apply-supee-5344-and-supee-1533-without-ssh/
Took me 5 mins to install and wheras before I was getting the vulnerable red box on https://shoplift.byte.nl after patching anc clearing cache I get the green safe box.
I cannot use SSH either - So I have clicked your link and have done what it says - entered into my files app/code/core/Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Dashboard/Graph.php - then what do I do?
This worked for me. But I can't understand why Magento wouldn't do this from within the admin section of the site.
Sees like a crazy way to do this for something that should be really easy and straight forward.
Who exactly is magentary.com and do we trust them. Granted it looks like a useful site, but why don't the patches files in this format come directly from magento.com?
Hope that it's useful for you!
yeah this scares me too. I would love to apply the patches by FTP using the files from Magentry - but i dont know who they are and why we should trust them ! The site is totally new