Preventing a system from unauthorized access, modification, disruption, or destruction.

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Safely backup and migrate a hacked and infected WordPress site

I have an old WordPress site that was on really bad shared hosting and has been hacked into smithereens. It's been compromised by multiple (different) people, as far as I can tell. It's pretty bad! ...
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How can I make FTP connections secure in WHM?

For security reasons (since FTP transmits passwords and files in plain text), I want to force users of my shared hosting to use FTPS or SFTP instead of regular FTP. I am using WHM but have limited ...
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Is giving a “trusted'” 3rd party FTP access to a subdomain dangerous for the whole domain?

I'm giving a "trusted" 3rd party (I say "trusted" because I've worked with them before, but in reality I don't know them...) access to a development version of my site x.mysite.com. The site is ...
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What are the security implications of using Google Analytics?

I'd like to start using an analytics tool (namely Google Analytics) to collect information on how my web app is used, by whom, and what our user's technical capabilities are. As part of the ...
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Is Plone really without security holes as Wiki article suggests?

According to this wiki article (chapter): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plone_(software)#Focus_on_Security From 2010 there has not been a single vulnerability. Is this true and Plone is the most ...
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What to do on a bogus/scammer site?

We just found out that one of our client's website has a bogus site. The domain name is somewhat similar to our client's name, only matter of word is the difference. What alarms us is this bogus site ...
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Is osTicket secure/private enough

I was going to use osTicket as my 'help desk' for my website, however I just got a little bit concerned when I realised that the clients' login details to see their support tickets are only their ...
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A safe way to allow upload of all file types?

By default WordPress restricts the file types that can be uploaded to /uploads using the default Media Manager. I know it is possible to manually extend the allowed file types. I also know it is ...
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Is a security seal or EV SLL more important?

Does anybody know of a survey or study that compares site visitor attitudes/perceptions to security between an EV SSL cert and a security seal? The EV SSL cert will show up green in the URL (like a ...
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Should I use a 404 or a 403 error for secure content

I have a set of content in my web app that should only be visible if you are logged in. They have not public equivalent, should never be crawled, or otherwise known outside of logged in users of ...
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Website is alerted with firefox as damaging/infected. Remove site from 'blacklist'

My website is alerted as malicious/infected by firefox, so users can't have normal experience atm. All threats are removed and website is clean. How I can remove my website from this 'blacklist'? ...
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How to double protect admin access in PyroCMS

I have read how to protect admin folder with .htaccess and .htpasswd file but in PyroCMS admin login (ex: example.com/admin) just only routing system (no admin folder yet). So, how can I double ...
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How to respond to attack on web site

I have wordpress site that is under some kind of bot attack. I checked apache logs and there's get request to a single post on my blog every second (sometimes there's more than one per second). When ...
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General question as a new webmaster [closed]

I am wanting to make my own social forum for friends and workers. I will have about 10,000-15,000 users. I have never made a forum on such a high scale and to this point have only been a developer ...
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Is website security accreditation worth having?

My site handles sensitive data, is there any website security accreditation that is well respected and worth having?
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Good security practice for writing a php/mysql web app [closed]

I'm about to create a web app that is php/mysql based. It should contain multiple users and two levels of admin accounts. It will most likely not be very likely to be attacked in any way. Still I am ...
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Is it sufficient to secure a order status page just by a random URL?

After a (corporate) customer bought some items in our online shop, we send an email with an overview what he has bought to him. We'd like to inform our customer about received payments, packet ...
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Website Systematically Blocking IP Addresses

I have a series of websites hosted at the same server. The issue I am having is that it keeps blocking me access from different means to the sites. Allow me to explain: From my IP, Blocked. From ...
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Using SSL Certification in Multiple Locations

I have some issues with respect to using SSL Certificates. I have a website hosted in UK and I also have an organisation in South Africa hosting my company application online for web access. The ...
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How do I prevent spam domains from pointing to my site or IP?

I came across an issue where I saw a domain xyz.com that is pointing to mydomain.com. How do I prevent spam domains from pointing to my domain? I read some posts about setting my virtual hosts and ...
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Web server with or without Panel [closed]

I start a Web server for my company for hosting about 15 website and I didn't install a Control Panel, I do everything by command and i'm pretty comfortable with it but do you think i'm losing time by ...
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Site got hacked while many / all security leaks have been removed [closed]

I've got a website with this code appended to my php document : <? #8f4d8e# ...
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How do webmasters store and keep track of their passwords [closed]

I'm developing a site for the first time, and I'm trying to work out the best way to store and track all the accounts/passwords e.g. Server passwords, ftp passwords, API passwords (FB, Google, ...
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Security: Hide mysql connection details file

Ok, so I know this must be a very basic question, but my problem is the following: I have developed my first PHP mini-app (so I'm fairly new to this) and I am pretty sure that there are two files of ...
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Any suggestions for a change detection system?

As a webdesigner/webmaster I'm taking care of various websites. Recently one client's website got "hacked". It turned out that at their office one computer got infected by a trojan, that spied the ftp ...
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How to log username in Apache logs?

I need some help regarding how to log the user-name into apache logs. I'm building a use-case for Security Information Event Management. Is the method the same in case of IIS or just applicable to ...
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Pass IMG SRC via GET and echo it? Is that really secure?

I was wondering how I can make a really simple GET and echo request more secure The code: $src = $_GET['src']; echo "<img src='$src' />"; Basically, I have a URL like ...
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How to safely saving users' data and NOT get responsibility of users' data?

I am programming a website which will save up users' inputs for their next visits. For example, I might save their phone numbers. The user will know that I save their phone numbers. However, do I need ...
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Compromised private RSA key

What sorts of problems can be caused by a compromised private RSA key? Is this even that big of a deal? I'm getting very little specific info on Google. :(
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How to have google index a login protected url?

For example, my site: http://abcde.foobar.com is protected by a "single sign on" login page hosted at http://sso.foobar.com, so when a user visits "abcde", they get redirected to the "sso" login page ...
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What measures should I take after I find one of my scripts being vulnerable?

I maintain a few PHP-based websites for a small company on a LAMP server. The scripts include CMS such as Joomla or Wordpress, as well as SilverStripe and Drupal installations. A week ago, I found ...
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How to remove adware pop up?

I get an ad pop up that should not be on the site. It has only appeared once. The HTML code for the pop up window that appeared: http://pastie.org/5674909 Here is the full HTML pastie: ...
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How to set a 1-order-per-PC limit on my website?

On my website people can order free coupons for my local service. I would like to set a limit of 1 coupon order per PC. Can someone suggest a way to implement this, even if the visitor would delete ...
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GWT “Big traffic change for top URL”

I recently received an email from GWT saying that one of my URL's traffic has suddenly dropped. As it turned out the traffic to the whole site has drastically dropped, from some 300+ unique visitors ...
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Phishing alert but file never existed

I got an alert from Google Webmasters. They say the following file was present in my host: example.com/~jhostgop/identity.php I checked my files and it never existed at all. I've experience this ...
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Webhosting company able to unhash passwords?

Tonight I was using the cPanel of a web-site I host and when I went to change the password I received a warning that I couldn't change the password to my desired password because it was too similar to ...
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Why do websites require retyping the password upon user error in a registration form?

Many times, when you fill out a registration form and miss a required field, the form reloads with all the fields filled out except for the password which you have to retype. I'm wondering if I ...
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What is the most secure environment for multiple CMS sites? [closed]

I wish to run about 50 Joomla or WordPress low-traffic websites on 1 server, or part of a server. Each website will be managed by its own, naive owner who will have be able to access the Joomla or ...
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Multiple SSL certificates under one organization?

Now that I have my LLC formed, I intend to purchase several EV SSL certificates for a few of my popular online stores. My question is if it is possible to purchase and set up several EV SSL ...
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How to get rid of crawling errors due to the URL Encoded Slashes (%2F) problem in Apache

The Google web crawler has indexed a whole set of URLs with encoded slashes (%2F) for our site. I assume it has picked up the pages from our XML sitemap file. The problem is that the live pages will ...
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Website still blocked after hack

I manage a website that was hacked a few months ago (I wasn't the webmaster then), it was running on Joomla. I have manages to redo the website with custom codes (php/mysql), but it still some ...
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Phpmyadmin http password security

Is my password sent unencrypted when using Phpmyadmin through http? If not, is there any downside using http compared to https?
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Security risks posed by specifying technologies used

I am developing on-line tools for non-commercial use, which are hosted on dedicated hardware. I would like to include logos indicating the technologies I used (Apache or Python for example), at the ...
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open source plugins,scripts store information? [closed]

I'm wondering if open source plugins like wordpress,drupal or jquery and many more detect for example what websites are using their plugin. If so, is there any plugin which can detect which website ...
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Combining a content management system with ASP.NET

I am going to be creating a site that seems like it requires a blend of a content management system (CMS) and some custom web development (which is done in ASP.NET MVC). I have plenty of web ...
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1024 bit to 2048 bit certificate differences in how we access our portal

Why now that we have gone from 1024 to 2048 do we need to put the www in front of our portal site when we never used to.
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Java/1.7.0_07 as user agent

almost every day something (it should be a bot) visits all of my pages on my website (amongst other things it doesn't correctly handle spaces in urls) with Java/1.7.0_07 (or different java versions) ...
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How to find domain registrar and DNS hosting with good DNSSEC support?

Simplified problem I want to buy a domain and make a website that is fully secured with DNSSEC. I want to make sure that only the one right SSL certificate could be validated by the browsers and all ...
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Website address hacked, emails created but not showing in manage your account

I have a website, thebleudoor.com. It is hosted by yahoo. It gets 2000-3000 hits a day and has been for at least 5 years. A few months ago, as admin of the website, I started getting bounced back ...
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Allowing temporary access to cpanel for freelancer

I'm currently using a2hosting's cpanel on a shared hosting account. I'd like to temporarly give access to a freelance developper so he can upload some php files, csv files and create tables in my ...