As a new webmaster, what should I do to protect my sites from hacking?
February 26, 2004 8:16 PM Subscribe
I'm new to the running a website thing. Reading the log files I noticed that people are already trying to hack me. Right now its the basic look for frontpage access (which, obviously, I don't have as I write everything in textpad) but I want to know what steps should I take to secure the server? How can I protect ftp directories, monitor bandwidth theft in the form of linking to images, etc.? can I prevent that all together?
posted by Grod to Computers & Internet (13 answers total)
Also, the two most common sources of error pages are browsers looking for favicon.ico (I assume this is gecko and Opera browsers, unless a lot if IE users are bookmarking me) and people (?) looking for pages that don't, in fact, exist but logically might. For example there is an 001.html, but no 005.html. Is this likely to be a person or a bot of somekind? I should add that there is a link to 005.html but it is commented out and has its visibility set to hidden, this way when there is an 005.html all I need to do is remove the comments and change the visibility for the link to show up.