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How To Check If Your Site Has Been Hacked?

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#1 lister


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Posted 10 July 2011 - 06:53 PM

Hi obviously getting your site hacked and some &$*"&"$ placing malicious code on your site can destroy all your hard work.

What do you guys use or do to prevent this?

I am hoping to find a service or spyware that can actually scan your site.

I downloaded my site and scanned it with good spyware products but I am unsure if that has any effect....

Any thoughts on this?

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:37 AM

Prevention is better than cure.

Most hijacks are done via weak passwords so secure your FTP and control panel passwords by using a mix of upper and lower case, numerals and symbols.
Setting index pages (index.ext, default.ext) to read only, using an index page that ISN'T called index.ext.
Deploy a server firewall to ward off dictionary and "brute force" attacks.
If you use an open source system, keep it updated.
Be cautious of extensions and plugins some are written with the sole purpose of allowing code injection hijacking and a lot are written by enthusiastic, but poorly skilled coders with little or no security consideration.

and these two are quite prevalent currently.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 07:13 AM

For prevention, also try CodeGuard.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:36 PM

thanks appreciate the replies

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