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Better safe than sorry! How to prevent getting hacked?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by g111k, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. g111k

    g111k Regular Member

    Jul 23, 2009
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    Okay, obviously I know the rules and I'm not promoting any hacking talks on here... but what I'm trying to get at is what can we do to prevent being hacked in the future?

    I've seen multiple threads pop up in last couple days with people complaining... so this does seem to be a common issue...

    As I'm quite a noob, the only life-saving tip I know is to NOT to store passwords in FTP programs like FileZilla... or use Winscp instead!

    Please share any tips on how to secure your site and eliminate the pain in the ass that comes after someone fucking up your whole wordpress installation.

    I KNOW that there are many geniuses on here that have immense knowledge on the subject (from experience) so we should be able to get the best advice there is...
  2. hazard_mkd

    hazard_mkd Junior Member

    Oct 1, 2009
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    regullary update website software..

    the most common way for someone to hack your host it by using remote file inclusion.. they use exploits in web apps to inject and run a php shell..
  3. Dagger

    Dagger Newbie

    Oct 6, 2009
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    Just be careful with your website scripts and sanitize them very good against attacks like local file inclusion, remote file inclusion, sql injection etc.
    Use a hosting provider with a good security.
    Do not use shared hosting if your website can be a potential target because you can be hacked very easily from your "neighbors" websites.
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  4. loamigad

    loamigad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Sep 18, 2007
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    make backups often, so if you get hacked, you can be back up in no time.
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