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If a website uses HTML & CSS only without any server side language, does it make it Hack-Proof?
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Nothing is ever really "hack-proof" when you consider the multitude of attack vectors.

Whilst a purely static website may not be susceptible to SQL injection or WordPress script-kiddie attacks, there's still the possibility of an attacker getting server access or even just FTP access. This can be mitigated by disabling any cleartext access (i.e. use SSH/SFTP in place of telnet & FTP) and good user/password management, but never assume you're totally hack-proof as there's just no such thing.

  • Obviously there are more attack vectors than those I've mentioned, but I don't think this answer is the place to start listing every way a website can be "hacked". – Andrew Lott Aug 23 '17 at 13:19
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    Other possible attack vectors: Cross-site-scripting against JavaScript, DNS poisoning, man in the middle attacks and eavesdropping. – Stephen Ostermiller Aug 23 '17 at 16:05
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    Even programming environments can be vulnerable even if no code exists on the site. It has been a while, however, at one point PHP and Java environments could be hacked. There are also reflection attacks, proxy attacks, etc. – closetnoc Aug 23 '17 at 20:19
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    Or bugs in the web server – wb9688 Aug 23 '17 at 20:44
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    Complex passwords for your site should be considered, too. Change your passwords regularly and don't use any password that you use on another site. – Tracy Welsh Ryan Sep 14 '17 at 21:03

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