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uziiuzair says

You wake up one day, Getting things ready for a new design that came across your mind. Getting ready to go online and install a wordpress script to host the template youre going to work on.

And you find this. Website Hacked by R4fik-XG- :x:x:x:x Like seriously??? All the content GONE??? I hope the company had backed it all up for me.

But aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh..

I seriously need to screen at the moment.


Can someone please tell me any necessary tips on securing my cPanel or anything? :/

http://www.affixy.com/ <<<< check out what they did to my beloved site :’(
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e8j1osla says

do you use a shared hosting? what company are you using?

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uziiuzair says
Yupp its a shared host. Its a local company in Islamabad.
http://www.hostingmills.com/
Im just waiting for my hosting package to come to an end so that I can shift it to a better host.
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Pricop says

http://hiconsoft.com/

I would suggest you HostGator, they have low prices for in my opinion best shared hosting solution available.

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uziiuzair says


http://hiconsoft.com/ I would suggest you HostGator, they have low prices for in my opinion best shared hosting solution available.

I’ll consider that option. I shall be shifting soon enough

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SaijoGeorge Envato team says

Some top tips I can give you

1) Keep WordPress and your plugins updated to the latest versions.

2) Use this http://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/ ( provides most of the basic options )

3) Monitor file changes on your server using something like this : https://www.codeguard.com/

Since you are already hacked you could use something like this http://sucuri.net/ to start cleaning up the mess. Good Luck

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uziiuzair says

Some top tips I can give you

1) Keep WordPress and your plugins updated to the latest versions.

2) Use this http://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/ ( provides most of the basic options )

3) Monitor file changes on your server using something like this : https://www.codeguard.com/

Since you are already hacked you could use something like this http://sucuri.net/ to start cleaning up the mess. Good Luck

Thanks saijo, Ill keep these in mind :)

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aristotlian says

Do these 3 basic things that i tell you, and im sure, no one will ever hack your site again.

1. DOnt use wordpress version 3.4.2 , it has security flaws. Always update your wp version to the latest

2. Install “bulletproof security” and “wordpress firewall 2” plugins.

3. Dont put easy to remember passwords for cpanel. I have had many bitter experiences by putting my cpanel passwords as pass1234, or pa551234 etc. DONT use these passwords if you are on a cpanel hosting. (with godaddy u can use even passwords like 123456, lol )

THATS IT!!

Basically, just #2 is enough. Installing those 2 plugins will protect you beautifully!

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uziiuzair says

Well basically this is a cPanel hack, I have always taken extra care in protecting my wordpress. But yeah, the hacker has changed my cPanel password, and now Im trying to contact support to get it back.
And my password was computer generated. The ones that look something like &?#fot~(Vi^O . So I’m not sure where the flaw was.

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