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post Feb 17 2011, 04:08 PM
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So, this site (and every other site that I host) was hacked in the past twelve hours. It might be a good idea to run a virus check on your machine.

Sorry about this - my site became hosted by a new company about six months ago and there seem to be a lot more breaches since this new company took over.

The telltale sign of a hack is often a tiny square, just a few pixels wide and tall, usually at the very top or the very bottom of the screen. If you see one of these then please let me know immediately.


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post Feb 28 2011, 01:58 AM
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OK, I've cracked, and will wade in with my two-penneth.

MTML - if you think that keeping your software up to date is any protection, you're doing worse than people who think that security through obscurity is a viable approach. The suggestion that you're only likely to become infected through piracy is arrogance beyond belief. Over the years I have built networks with levels of security that people have described as bordering on the obsessive, yet things have still got through despite the fact that cleaning up systems eaten alive by the unwary has been the bane of my life. To suggest that poor data hygiene is the cause of all infection is to utterly discount such things as zero day flaws and fuzzers, and (to be brutally frank) makes me wonder at your claim to be a "professional." You may be able to code a page, but are you certain that nothing in the chain can be exploited?

Please don't be so arrogant as to suggest that people can get away with poor security habits, or argue with people with *vastly* more experience than you, without penetration testing experience. All your advice can do is open doors which allow people to fill my inbox with spam, and make my firewall work for its living.


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- Mata   Hacked :(   Feb 17 2011, 04:08 PM
- - CheeseMoose   I did wonder why AVG went mental at me when I trie...   Feb 17 2011, 04:11 PM
- - Hobbits   AVG shouted at me at home, and at work today, when...   Feb 17 2011, 04:53 PM
- - moooooooooooooooooooooooooop   Google Chrome gave me a full screen warning about ...   Feb 17 2011, 05:31 PM
- - CheeseMoose   Just came on with Chrome and it's still warnin...   Feb 17 2011, 05:49 PM
|- - Hobbits   QUOTE (CheeseMoose @ Feb 17 2011, 05:49 P...   Feb 17 2011, 06:16 PM
- - moooooooooooooooooooooooooop   QUOTE (Hobbits @ Feb 17 2011, 06:16 PM) Q...   Feb 17 2011, 06:23 PM
- - Mata   I've just registered the site in Google's ...   Feb 17 2011, 06:44 PM
- - SPEAKERfortheLOST   And this is why I use Linux. I don't have to ...   Feb 17 2011, 09:24 PM
|- - MataTeachesMeLudology   Fun-fact: Computers can't get viruses from web...   Feb 17 2011, 09:54 PM
- - Pikasyuu   QUOTE (SPEAKERfortheLOST @ Feb 17 2011, 01...   Feb 17 2011, 11:22 PM
- - moooooooooooooooooooooooooop   QUOTE (MataTeachesMeLudology @ Feb 17 2011, 0...   Feb 17 2011, 11:39 PM
- - CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane   QUOTE (SPEAKERfortheLOST @ Feb 17 2011, 09...   Feb 18 2011, 08:50 AM
- - Mata   And now my sites have been attacked again. The bas...   Feb 18 2011, 09:01 AM
- - Sharazad   <3 for my avast! doing a virus scan and a b...   Feb 18 2011, 11:34 AM
- - Mata   We have McAfee on the university computers... Gues...   Feb 18 2011, 12:02 PM
|- - Sharazad   QUOTE (Mata @ Feb 18 2011, 01:02 PM) We h...   Feb 18 2011, 12:27 PM
- - Mata   It took about six hours, but I'm pretty sure I...   Feb 18 2011, 10:08 PM
|- - Hobbits   QUOTE (Mata @ Feb 18 2011, 10:08 PM) It t...   Feb 18 2011, 11:31 PM
- - SPEAKERfortheLOST   I would suggest you look into changing ALL your si...   Feb 19 2011, 01:21 AM
|- - MataTeachesMeLudology   QUOTE (moooooooooooooooooooooooooop @ Feb 18 ...   Feb 19 2011, 10:10 PM
- - moooooooooooooooooooooooooop   QUOTE (MataTeachesMeLudology @ Feb 19 2011, 1...   Feb 19 2011, 11:03 PM
- - Mata   MTML - Moop is a pretty hardcore coder and has bee...   Feb 20 2011, 10:14 AM
- - CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane   I'd like to add that Speaker's advice shou...   Feb 20 2011, 12:12 PM
- - SPEAKERfortheLOST   Thanks for agreeing. Working as the network admin...   Feb 20 2011, 01:27 PM
|- - MataTeachesMeLudology   QUOTE (moooooooooooooooooooooooooop @ Feb 20 ...   Feb 20 2011, 02:15 PM
|- - Polynomial   I happened upon this thread whilst lurking and dec...   Feb 20 2011, 05:48 PM
- - Mata   All of these things are lovely in theory, but when...   Feb 20 2011, 06:35 PM
|- - TigerLily013   QUOTE (Mata @ Feb 20 2011, 02:35 PM) All ...   Feb 24 2011, 04:58 AM
|- - Sharazad   QUOTE (TigerLily013 @ Feb 24 2011, 05:58 ...   Feb 24 2011, 05:24 AM
|- - CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane   QUOTE (TigerLily013 @ Feb 24 2011, 04:58 ...   Feb 24 2011, 09:46 PM
- - Mr Fuzzy   OK, I've cracked, and will wade in with my two...   Feb 28 2011, 01:58 AM


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