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Maximizing Website Security Against Attacks and Hackers??!!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ramtripper, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. ramtripper

    ramtripper BANNED BANNED

    Jul 31, 2010
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    Guys, one of my main sites was recently hacked into by a competitor and all the files in the root were edited to redirect my site a malicious offshore site. This was done to make the search engines drop my site's rankings to fuck knows where from page 1, page 2.

    I dont want this ever happening again. I changed my ftp password, changed ftp files permissions to 755 (read/view only), updated the wordpress blog thats in my site (the rest of my site is static).

    What else can I do? Some ppl recommended the McAfee scan thats like 200 bucks a year. Dont know if thatll do anything.. Any security experts or hackers on here who can help me out with some tips please. I lost a ton of money meaning my competitor was successful and dont want or need this to ever happen again.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. aroel

    aroel Newbie

    Jan 17, 2010
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    Do you have ssh access? Did you set file permission to 755? 755 is for directories, and 644 is for files