Semi-annual hacking…

This site was down most of today. I apologize for that. I spent most of today, probably 6 or more hours, fixing up this server after one of my web sites here was “hacked”.

The hacking itself was pretty minor- someone just altered the contents of a couple of pages to include their names and indicate their amazing credentials. The way they did it was also fairly simple- they took advantage of a known flaw in some software I was running.

Most of my time today wasn’t correcting what the hacker had done, but rather was consumed making sure that the server was more secure. Patches, updates, a whole new OS build…its never easy. Anyway, that’s done, and hopefully the site is safe from mental midgets for another few weeks.

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