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Let's say I have an internal website that holds pretty important data (well, contest strategies for stuff like FIRST), which I am bound to host on a Windows server with literally no security. I can't access anything but the public directory.

We have script kiddies from nearby schools constantly trying to get a competitive advantage by hacking into the servers and stealing information.

About 30% sure there's viruses on the system too.

Is it possible to build a website that could survive such treatment?

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Nope a virus could issue this command: del /S *.* on your website directory.

Anytime the server's OS is compromised there's really nothing you can do to protect against it.

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How close can I get? –  digitxp Jul 22 '11 at 22:22
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The smartest thing you can do is create a solid backup plan. Most backup plans include a secured server of some sort unless the website doesn't change often. If the doesn't change often then you can keep the backup on a flash drive. –  JMC Jul 22 '11 at 22:48

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