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Thursday, July 20, 2006

dont forget cron jobs

Read something rather amusing today yet it still had a bit of advice. After somebody had their server hacked and used for a phishing site he of course removed it. Even though he removed it he got a call the next day about it still being there. Turns out the attacker setup a cron job to recreate the phishing page each day if it does not exist. Luckily he had savy enough friends to help him find this out otherwise it may have been an endless amount of headaches for him. Moral of the story, keep an eye on your cron jobs.


At 10:41 AM, Blogger Sean said...

it's a good idea to completely rebuild your box if it has been hacked


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