Search

This is why we can’t have nice things, part 2

On the heels of my previous post This is why we can’t have nice things, we’ve had a another incident with hackers/malicious software. According to my host, exploiters found a way to exploit the WebMin control panel and load the site up with malicious scripts. As a result, the site was suspended again, and the account quarantined.

The good news is that we’re back up and running (again), on a clean account with updated software. Everything has now been restored from the backups -- However, because the new account is running a different version of Linux and a slightly different configuration, it’s likely there could be some minor glitches I haven’t discovered yet.

If you run across anything that seems broken, please leave a message in this thread and let me know.

Thanks for being patient with our unexpected downtime this month, and I’m glad we’re back (again!). :)

Alex

PS: I’d like to give a quick tip of the hat to our site host LunarPages, who did a phenomenal job to help get things back up and running.

20 comments to This is why we can’t have nice things, part 2

  • jasona

    I highly recommend you get SSL certificate to protect your server from any other bots. Not having a SSL cert. makes you more vulnerable to bots. They are quite pricey though...

  • Zidane

    I love the way you explain things. They are so clear and understandable.
    But what I don't get is: There seems to be inactivity since 2011 October.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code class="" title="" data-url=""> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> <pre class="" title="" data-url=""> <span class="" title="" data-url="">