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Site hacked twice in a month. Any solutions to prevent this ??

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Dirt Bike Addict View Post
    Why is it bad to change your admincp and modcp folder names? If the hackers don't know what they're called how can they get to them? Also the config.php file is one of the easiest things to change in vB.
    Exactly. If the folder name is changed, unless the hacker has access to the actual server, there will be no way for them to know what the folder is called in order to run scripts inside of them. If these scripts are still run after the folder name change, then you have a lot more to worry about, as they have more access than you currently know.


    • #17
      Originally posted by Ion Saliu View Post
      I consider a very bad idea to change folder names. It can turn into a bigger headache, as you need to edit the conig.php … and who knows what else. Beside, those attempts to my admincp folder will keep coming regardless.
      I consider it a good idea - so now we're even, I bet if we take a poll, you will be heavily outnumbered in your view. Having to edit two (more) lines in the config file is hardly a big headache. Im sorry if its too much effort for you.

      Why will the attacks continue ? how will they continue ? do your hackers have special esp powers to know what you renamed them to ?

      Originally posted by Ion Saliu View Post
      The main thing is the folders to be well secured against intruders. That was the topic of this thread.
      Renaming them, plus adding an htaccess file will make them well secured. Job done.
      Baby, I was born this way


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