Is your website safe from hackers? Comment WordPress (1) Facebook () Google+ One Response Jim Your article seems more geared toward big commercial sites where passwords are required. Any sites that I have constructed are fairly simple and the hacking seems more akin to the bored teenagers messing around than anything else. The technique used is to send all possible default home page names – like: default.htm, default.html, default.asp, index.htm, index.html, index.asp etc etc (I’m sure you get the idea) into the root directory of your site on web host’s server. Your home page is now overwritten by their nonsense. Many are also duplicated in subfolders. What puzzles me is that if I use FTP to access my web site it requires a password – yet these hackers can make changes without knowing the password. I’m guessing it’s specially made hacking software that exploits weaknesses in the server software. Best wishes, Jim Robin VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) May 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm Click here to cancel reply.