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My WordPress Website has been Hack

27 Jan

Just recently my website got hack unknown by the name inam and leave this as a header +ADw-/title+AD4-Hacker By INAM and mess up the widget.

Here’s how to get your site back online fast.

Step 1 – Login to your WordPress dashboard as an administrator and go to Appearance -> Widgets. In my case, the two widgets I was using had been moved to the Inactive Widget box and replaced with a Text Widget in the sidebar.

Step 2 – Open the Text widget and click the Delete link on the bottom left. Once you’ve deleted it, reset your widgets to the way they were prior to the hack.

Step 3 – Next go to settings -> Reading. Change your character encoding back to UTF-8. This will fix any lingering issues with your RSS feed and IE.

Step 4 – Lastly, reset the Site Title & Tagline for your site. The location for this will vary based on your theme. For my site, I selected Appearance -> Themes and then clicked the Customize link for my theme

 

Now you have your website back, You need to secure the website by changing a new password. I would also recommend this tool/plugin that I found for some security on your WP website.It is called Sucuri Security plugin is a security toolset for security integrity monitoring, malware detection and security hardening.

Some features:

  1. Security Activity Auditing
  2. File Integrity Monitoring
  3. Remote Malware Scanning
  4. Blacklist Monitoring
  5. Effective Security Hardening
  6. Post-Hack Security Actions
  7. Security Notifications
  8. Website Firewall (add on)

You can check https://wordpress.org/plugins/sucuri-scanner/ and install it on your WP. If you have other security tools feel free to share it here.

 

 
 

How to protect your computer from viruses and malware

27 Nov

Just a basic write-up base on my experience and what I’ve learned from doing research secure your computer from different treats using opensource software and some freeware software. Based on the toolkit produce by Tactical Technology Collective, Security in a Box.  Now a days, we are having a problem how to secure our computer from different treats namely viruses, malware, spyware and off-course hackers.  For antivirus software ,i would recommend using a freeware software name AVAST for windows, which is easy to use, regularly updated and well-respected by anti-virus experts. It requires that you register once every 14 months, but registration, updates and the program itself are all free-of-charge. Or if you want a FOSS Alternative you can use CLAM WIN. the various well-known commercial anti-virus programs. Although it lacks certain features that are important for a primary anti-virus program, CLAM WIN has the advantage that it can be run from a USB memory stick in order to scan a computer on which you are not allowed to install software. This is extremely helpful when you have no choice but to use public computers or Internet cafes for sensitive work.

Now the next step question in our mind is that, I’ve already install anti-virus software on my unit, am i already secure? well the answer is yes for viruses only. there is still a lot of treats like malware and adware. If looking for a tools for anti-spyware i’ll recommend using spybot is one such program, and it does a very good job of identifying and removing certain types of malware that anti-virus programs simply ignore. Just like with anti-virus software, though, it is extremely important that you update Spybot’s malware definitions and run regular scans. Now you have two application installed on your unit, lastly you will need a firewall to monitor incoming and outgoing activity from your unit.

We all know that the recent versions of Microsoft Windows include a built-in firewall, which is now turned on automatically. Unfortunately, the Windows firewall is limited in many ways. In particular, it does not examine outgoing connections, and it can be somewhat difficult to use. For alternative application there is a freeware program called COMODO FIREWALL, which you can keep your computer more secure.

Note:

  • Not recommend to install two anti-virus on your unit, it will crash your unit.
  • Always keep up-to-date your software since all application is freeware and open source.
 
 

Making your browser secure

24 Nov

It’s been a week doing an experiment on security issues on web like hacking account on a browser using some software. Wondering how to make your browser Firefox more secure? Well here are some firefox extension that can make your browsing more secure and prevent others to hack your account. Using public wifi is not secure.


HTTPS Everywhere
– a project of EFF and the Tor Project. This Firefox extension was inspired by the launch of Google’s encrypted search option. That they wanted a way to ensure that every search our browsers sent was encrypted. At the same time, they were also able to encrypt most or all of the browser’s communications with some other sites.

NoScript – an extension for Firefox pre-emptively blocks malicious scripts and allows JavaScript, Java and other potentially dangerous content only from sites you trust.