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Am I being attacked?



10:09 am on Aug 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have been looking through my web space error logs and have noticed that there are a number for www.mysite.com/myadmin/tbl_replace.php . Would this be someone trying to maliciously delete parts of my mySQL database? The myadmin folder is password protected using htaccess, is that sufficient security?


5:27 pm on Aug 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Every site on the web gets these - basically just the usual bunch or reprobates looking for an easy hack by targetting known weaknesses of programs like phpBB, osCommerce, coppermine etc.

If the directory is protected by a strong password and your software is up to date with security patches, you should have nothing to worry about.


5:56 pm on Aug 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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As well as updating the software to fix known problems, try to restrict access to any admin pages for your IP Address only. If you cant do that you could at least rename them.

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