RE: Hey Dee whats the story with Chattacon site beinghacked?

From: "Dr.D " 
If you need help with a Joomla hacked site ... call me will I help .. I know
my way around a Joomla site.. 
Seem to me Joomla has a little more flexible but it's what I know.. 

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Jason Brown
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Hey Dee whats the story with Chattacon site

I will take WP over Joomla any day.

WP is like Windows, it's pretty easy for a layman to use and update their
content once it is setup for them and just about anything you want to do,
there is a plugin for that. BUT, just like Windows if you are going to
expose it to anything (like the Internet)  you need to make sure you take
the proper security precautions.

A few simple things will keep all the script kiddies out: (most of these
work with Joomla too by the way).

1. A decent .htaccess file.
2. Proper permissions on your files and folders (no chmod -R 777 bullshit).
3. Keeping up to date on patches and updates. (In the last year the WP team
has gotten 2000% times better at not leaving gaping holes).


On 07/09/2012 05:52 PM, Dave Brockman wrote:
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> On 7/9/2012 5:21 PM, Dee Holtsclaw wrote:
>> On 07/05/2012 04:23 PM, Rod-Lists wrote:
>>> I just read where y'all were being hacked. Any info on who is doing 
>>> it?
>>> any Joomla sages want to hellp them batten down the hatches?

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ I'm amazed the # of WP exploits that are tried against my drupal site. ----- Dr.D wrote: