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Title: [GUIDE]Site Security/Rebuilding (Quick Guide)
Post by: 94AmTranVolunteer on August 09, 2010, 04:55:11 am
Site Scurity
This Article is on How you can Make your Site more secure (ad Prevent Hacking Threat's), and How to Rebuild if your Site was Hacked.
SITE SECURITY
#1: Passwords. Never tell anyone your Password.
#2: Admin. Staff- Only Add People to the Admin Membergroup that are Dedicated or you can Trust.
REBUILDING AFTER HACKER'S
#1: Remaking Important Post. Remake all Important Post's.
#2: Email people about it. Email the Address to the New Site to everyone
Title: Re: [GUIDE]Site Security/Rebuilding (Quick Guide)
Post by: Seldom Fail on August 09, 2010, 03:50:46 pm
If you have good security, there wouldn't be any "hackers"....?

And really, hackers don't exist on these forums. Only people that you've made admin can takeover the forum.

That's why on MY forums, I am the only administrator. I don't add others for that specific reason.

But if you do add other administrators it is important that you are very careful. Or create a special administrator group to take away some of their permissions that could ultimately land you without a forum.

Also, isn't this the same thing here: http://support.createaforum.com/guides-and-tutorials/%28tips%29-safeguarding-your-forum/
Title: Re: [GUIDE]Site Security/Rebuilding (Quick Guide)
Post by: Fate on August 09, 2010, 04:22:34 pm
If you have good security, there wouldn't be any "hackers"....?

And really, hackers don't exist on these forums. Only people that you've made admin can takeover the forum.

Trust me, there are hackers everywhere - constantly trying to gain access to bits of information that catch their attention.
Title: Re: [GUIDE]Site Security/Rebuilding (Quick Guide)
Post by: Alex on August 09, 2010, 05:20:39 pm
Just to clear things up to people about what a hacker is-

Quote
In common usage, a hacker is a person who breaks into computers and computer networks, either for profit or motivated by the challenge.
(Wikipedia).

If you have a poorly selected password, or a good one that a person knows and then uses to gain access to your account, it is not hacking.

The same goes for if a member is given any access over what regular members have, and they make unwanted changes to your site.

Hacking would be if someone went through the network, or sought out and decisively exploited a bug in order to harm these forums. :)
Title: Re: [GUIDE]Site Security/Rebuilding (Quick Guide)
Post by: Nick9 on August 09, 2010, 09:12:04 pm
A hacker named Eon9 was on an SMF site for a year. At first we tried to get rid of him, but after a few months we just ignored him and he left on his own choice.
Title: Re: [GUIDE]Site Security/Rebuilding (Quick Guide)
Post by: Alex on August 09, 2010, 09:59:50 pm
The site you are referring to was NOT hosted by CAF or SMF for Free.

As stated above, our servers are secure. They were hosting their SMF forum on their own from a different webhost, and therefore the post above has no effect on our security credibility.