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[joomla] having major issues with hacking and restoring

Bill Kamm wkamm at rvyriptide.org
Fri Oct 19 15:21:55 EDT 2012


I also had a bad experience with 1 and 1, but not with site hacking.  When
I tried to transfer my domain name to a different registrar, the offshore
people I talked to dragged their feet, promising everything but delivering
nothing.  They had all kinds of excuses for not releasing the domain name.
It took several weeks to accomplish it.  They were very unprofessional and
for their size, surprisingly seemed like a small mom and pop company, with
no established procedures in place.

Bill

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Matt Thomas <matt at betweenbrain.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM, Ellen Rothwax <ellen.rothwax at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>>
>> Other than using Admin tools and removing references to Joomla, any
>> suggestions to securing the sites better?
>
>
> Having used 1&1 in the past, and having sites hacked when using them, I
> changed to a different host and most of my security issues when away. I now
> host my own sites on servers that I build and stop most exploits long
> before they even get to the website. Any good host will do that too.
>
> Make sure all *extensions* are up to date, not listed at
> http://docs.joomla.org/Vulnerable_Extensions_List and passwords are
> strong. I know that /administrator on my servers get hit with dictionary
> attacks <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dictionary_attack> 100's of times a
> day and using Admin Tools secret URL helps with that.
>
> But, your host needs to be doing something better to prevent this behavior
> before it gets to your site.
>
> Hope that helps!
>
> Best,
>
> Matt Thomas
> Founder betweenbrain <http://betweenbrain.com/>™
> Lead Developer Construct Template Development Framework<http://construct-framework.com/>
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