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how do i know if my site is secure or not.

Discussion in 'Security' started by hansab, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. #1
    Since i started using Wordpress and shifted to Linux (CPanel) hosting. I am just curious about the security. I have seen many wp sites being hacked. And some sites being defaced.

    What measure should i take to make my site secure. Is linux/cpanel good or windows is more secure.

    Do let me know please.

    Thanks
     
    hansab, Jan 3, 2011 IP
  2. wanyu5206

    wanyu5206 Peon

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    It depends on your computer configuration, general will choose ,After all ,those who use it more
     
    wanyu5206, Jan 4, 2011 IP
  3. cp_

    cp_ Peon

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    Always update your software, never use unnecessary plugins, and don't be an idiot with passwords. Protect your wp-admin folder (cpanel lets you password protect directories) or even rename it. Security through obscurity isn't the best, but it's an added layer of defense which is always acceptable.
     
    cp_, Jan 4, 2011 IP
  4. ubservers

    ubservers Peon

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    #4
    Best options is:

    Linux + cPanel
    Wordpress + Good password
    Directory protection + SSL certificate

    Hope this helps
     
    ubservers, Jan 4, 2011 IP
  5. cp_

    cp_ Peon

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    #5
    How will using an SSL certificate stop a site from getting hacked? If the administrator's traffic is being monitored then he has bigger problems than that to deal with.
     
    cp_, Jan 4, 2011 IP
  6. ubservers

    ubservers Peon

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    Having a valid ssl certificate for your admin logging page will protect man-in-the-middle attacks
     
    ubservers, Jan 4, 2011 IP
  7. cp_

    cp_ Peon

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    #7
    A remote attacker cannot perform a man-in-the-middle attack.
     
    cp_, Jan 4, 2011 IP
  8. ubservers

    ubservers Peon

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    Most of the hacking attacks comes from the inside! Not protecting your inside is somehow leaving open security holes!
     
    ubservers, Jan 4, 2011 IP
  9. etc

    etc Active Member

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    #9
    you can ask you hosting to secure your site. wordpress is secure itself but you gotta update it whenever updates are available
     
    etc, Jan 4, 2011 IP
  10. cp_

    cp_ Peon

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    #10
    Attacks rarely come from the inside. No one is going to root your server just so they can get your wordpress password.

    Granted, there's nothing really wrong with purchasing an SSL certificate anyway. (Aside from the price but that's another issue)
     
    cp_, Jan 4, 2011 IP
  11. panteng

    panteng Peon

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    check your security webserver.... may be in your webserver allows all user directories for jump between directory one to other directory.... :)
     
    panteng, Jan 12, 2011 IP
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    lencarifin Active Member

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    #12
    generate password for your SSH/Shell Access
    I hope this will solve the problem and knowing for your we security
    If you need some help, call and find "key maker" just like MATRIX RELOADED THE MOVIE
     
    lencarifin, Jan 13, 2011 IP
  13. lucccy

    lucccy Guest

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    #13
    do penetration testing, for example backtrack is a nice collection of tools.
    there are also commercial tool boxes like acunetix
     
    lucccy, Jan 14, 2011 IP
  14. panteng

    panteng Peon

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    #14
    be carreful for install some applications in your website... don't be rash for install random application....
     
    panteng, Jan 16, 2011 IP
  15. EvanP

    EvanP Banned

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    I just scanned it with one of my special tools. Looks very secure to me, no holes in security.
     
    EvanP, Jan 16, 2011 IP
  16. sharperme33

    sharperme33 Greenhorn

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    #16
    there are many security tools are available for pen testing...\\ if anyone interesting to find many security holes in other apps in the world so just come with us and enter a new world of H++k++g....we will train u and if u have some little bit knowledge about this....pm me if :)
     
    sharperme33, Jan 17, 2011 IP
  17. cp_

    cp_ Peon

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    #17
    You are a script kiddie and rely only on your tools which are written by someone else. People like you shouldn't offer anyone help. Go help yourself first and actually learn something.
     
    cp_, Jan 23, 2011 IP
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    Obviously the Linux is more secure than window , SSL certificate is important to use with it to keep more secure. Avoid free software from unauthentic source, and plugins etc . you will be safe.
     
    smear, Jan 24, 2011 IP
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    use cpanel and with it comes hardening tool and checker...
     
    Usershare, Jan 29, 2011 IP
  20. mwasif

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    #20
    Most of the wordpress sites hack due to the plugins. Make sure you are using well known and secure plugins.
     
    mwasif, Jan 30, 2011 IP