[thelist] beefing up site security

Alan Lloyd [www-ss.com] alan at www-ss.com
Tue Sep 5 15:54:44 CDT 2006

Sarah Adams wrote:
>> I don't think I can help but I am curious, how have you determined that
>> your site has been the target of hacking attempts?
> I get an email from the site including details of the page request if
> "illegal" user input is detected.

No offence but unless it is a very good system it might not be reliable.
We had something like that on an old cms we used to use. Normal users
could trigger it off. Even a bored kid messing around can set them off.

I would make sure your code is up to date and has no bugs. Are you using
a CMS system or some other pre built system?

Apart from that it is really down to your hosting provider to make sure
the server is secure.  Mod-Security might help if you are using php.
Again that is down to the server admin.


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