Msg#: 4256724 posted 8:29 pm on Jan 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
So i find my self more and more these days worrying about malware or my site (or any other site i have built) getting hacked. I, of course, do everything i can to be safe but still i find myself checking security all the time or wondering why when i check my analytics that someone from south america or russia is looking at my little site in the USA...must be hackers right (/facepalm). none of my sites at this point sell anything so they would all be pretty boring to hack...logically i know this...is it possible to be an internet hypochondriac?
i think what i really need is a few people to tell me i am a moron...then i will feel better ;)
Msg#: 4256724 posted 1:05 pm on Jan 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
Even gov networks have been proven penetrable. So relax and wait.. it will come! Look at the bright side, you just discovered a new scale of site interest, as per your posting if you are hacked than you are worthy of interest, thus successful :) Therefore build it to be hacked and success will arise.
Msg#: 4256724 posted 8:20 pm on Feb 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
You're not a moron. There's always something to worry about.
I don't worry so much about being hacked. I worry about not getting paid on time, or even getting paid at all. Clients, advertisers, etc... I send invoices and am sure they'll go unpaid. It very rarely happens but I always think it will.
Msg#: 4256724 posted 7:09 am on Feb 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
If you take a closer look at your logfiles you will find lots of query strings like:
or User Agents like: libwww-perl/5.805 or NOSEC.JSky or Havij
and you will realize that there are people out there already trying to hack you on a daily basis and your worries are entirely justified. The question is not: Why should they want to hack my site? The question is: Why should they make an exception with my site and not try to hack it?