[development] Fully patched site hacked and cloaked

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Wed Jan 27 14:43:01 UTC 2010

Yes, but you don't

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 9:35 AM, Nilesh Govindarajan <lists at itech7.com>wrote:

> On 01/27/2010 08:01 PM, Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Adam Gregory schrieb:
>>> This is more a server security issue rather than a Drupal one. I've seen
>>> this happen with Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress and custom PHP code. It
>>> really most likely means that access to the server/host was compromised
>>> at some point.
>>> There are lost of things that can be done to prevent this like
>>> chmod/own-ing your file system correctly(As Gerhard touched on). This is
>>> also a good reason to use SFTP rather then FTP as passwords in SFTP are
>>> sent encrypted and FTP are not leaving them open to a *man-in-the-middle
>>> attack.*
>> People still using FTP in 2010 should be shot on sight.
>> Cheers,
>>        Gerhard
> *ahem*
> Public mirrors do use them ?
> FTP is good if you can configure it properly. It can be a big bug in the
> security as happened in this case if not configured properly :)

Yes, but public mirrors do not require passwords. What Gerhard is talking
about is uploading stuff to your site via an FTP account with a user name
and password.
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
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