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    We have a business website and we were hacked five days before Christmas. We are going to upgrade our security tool and I wonder what is the difference between web security scan and other security services? Can it provide "extra" security measurements?

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    Maybe even anti-spam protection?
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    Default Re: Web Security

    A web scanner tools can scan web applications . It could be a relevant tool that can find vulnerabilities and fix it.

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    you have to have some idea of how to class the results from a web scanner - many will be no threat at all.
    Also, web scanners will NOT fix anything.

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    There's a lot of ways a website can be hacked.

    Since you mention "web security scan", I assume you mean DongIT's product from the Netherlands, and you're using PHP. Is that correct?

    May I ask how you know you were hacked? Did a hacker take complete control of your website / database engine?

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    For the most part it's about keeping the likes of Wordpress / Drupal up-to-date and being careful with what you install in terms of plugins...

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    It really is time that all the big web companies Google, Facebook, Wordpress etc and the ISP's got together and wiped out all the spam, hijackers, phishers etc and deleted their accounts and reported them to the FBI, police etc
    Then let us all get on with enjoying and using our computers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdragonfly View Post
    There's a lot of ways a website can be hacked.

    Since you mention "web security scan", I assume you mean DongIT's product from the Netherlands, and you're using PHP. Is that correct?

    May I ask how you know you were hacked? Did a hacker take complete control of your website / database engine?
    I am not sure how our website was hacked. I used a very strong password, but when I checked our contact details it was then altered. I already asked my IT friends as well as this is bothering me all night long. Hackers do not have a complete control of our website.

    I have tried as well a lot of things to secure everything in place. I even called some providers like Beyondtrust to help eliminate the threat. This is so important to us and I do not know what to do in case we lose everything. Thanks for your immediate response!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence View Post
    For the most part it's about keeping the likes of Wordpress / Drupal up-to-date and being careful with what you install in terms of plugins...
    For sure. At Webdrive it was our number one reason. We shut websites all the time until they'd fixed it. We were forever telling people to update them.

    Most were oblivious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    It really is time that all the big web companies Google, Facebook, Wordpress etc and the ISP's got together and wiped out all the spam, hijackers, phishers etc and deleted their accounts and reported them to the FBI, police etc
    Then let us all get on with enjoying and using our computers.
    Are you serious? Or is that some kind of "tongue in cheek" remark

    I can't believe you would think it would be that simple....

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