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niche competitors hacking/crashing my blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dutch85, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. dutch85

    dutch85 Registered Member

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    i run a blogengine.net blog and recently noticed my daily visits drastically dropped. i noticed my site was down after about a week of trying to repair my site i noticed several 0kb xml files siting in my posts folder i deleted them and boom the sites back up well 2 days later its down again. i deleted the 0kb files and the site went back up. well after navigating around my site i realized that the 0kb xml files were not added to the posts folder but that they used to actually be posts that were blanked out and causing an xml parsing error.

    does anybody know how this is happening. what can i do to protect my site

    thanks
     
  2. dutch85

    dutch85 Registered Member

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    bump for help please
     
  3. kaidoristm

    kaidoristm Power Member

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    Are you running on wordpress? Look over your plugins.
     
  4. dutch85

    dutch85 Registered Member

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    no im running blogengine.net
     
  5. kaidoristm

    kaidoristm Power Member

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    Damn i thought that this is your site :).
    Not much asp specialist.
     
  6. dutch85

    dutch85 Registered Member

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    lol no worries you arn't the first
     
  7. sakuragi1475

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    i've never heard of blogengine.net before. is it good?
     
  8. 195471

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    What version of BE.NET are you using? There was an exploit awhile back for v1.3.0.x where anyone could get access to protected files and steal your login info. With your user credentials, it would obviously be possible for someone to login and delete the content of some posts without deleting the posts themselves. This flaw has since been patched, and you can find the patch on the BE site. If it turns out that this isn't your problem, then I'm not sure what to tell you, except that you may want to ask about your issue on their forum. (Good luck getting a reply!)

    You've probably never heard of it because it's powered by ASP.NET, which is a web development platform not commonly used by "Internet marketers". As for whether it's good, IMHO, it's not. I have used it, and I found it to be quite bloated and buggy.
     
  9. dutch85

    dutch85 Registered Member

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    ya im using 1.5.0.X

    this seems like some kind of server hack because it is much more then just deleting my post. Its blanking out my XML files which causes my site to crash because it is trying to parse a XML file with no XML headers or data

    but i dont know why they would remove one post at a time like that. i believe this is an exploit in the comments function. i think there is code that people can post in comments that will do this. dont know what it is or who's doing this to me but hopefully i'll find out soon.

    thanks for your help
     
  10. Daniel16

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  11. 195471

    195471 Regular Member

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    To those saying that the site is "not found", blogengine.net is not the site -- it's the name of the blogging application, whose official site is here...
    Code:
    http://dotnetblogengine.net/