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base64 hack (8 posts)

  1. joetaxpayer
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I upgraded to 3.3.1, and soon after, was hacked.
    I realized that after the update, I needed to set my files to read only. I now see files in the wp-includes folder also hacked, this code added.

    My site is currently visible, and links into it work, but - When I googled myself (joetaxpayer) the google results were as expected, but the links though looking correct in firefox, led elsewhere. I asked google to un-search me, but the same issue is with Bing. A search on Joetaxpayer shows my site but links head elsewhere.

    Any more details on this? How to track what needs fixing?

  2. joetaxpayer
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'll be reading these tonight, thank you.
    I use 1&1 and they are not helpful beyond "change your FTP password." So I'm here, and appreciate the links.

  3. There are other web hosts that are much better and more secure than 1&1

  4. joetaxpayer
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I appreciate the list. I bought a car with less effort than this. (Three friends had the particular car, all had no complaints. Comfortable ride, etc.)

    Bluehost comes up first on list, but sites like WebHostingGeeks shows a low (of top ten) rank.

    I understand, the number of those with issues are more likely to complain, than the number of those who are happy will go write nice things. So volume oddly drives the bad reviews. I just interviewed BH on chat and at least the salesgal seemed to offer more info that was helpful. I understand much of the work is mine, but current host fails right now.

  5. Nikki Blight
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just my two cents on hosting... I've hosting on Bluehost for years, and really can't complain about them. Really the only host I've found that I like better is Site5, and even that is by a pretty slim margin (I like their propitiatory admin panel better than Bluehost's cPanel).

  6. joetaxpayer
    Posted 2 years ago #

    kionae - have you been hacked ever?
    In my IM interview with BlueHost, at least she was able to talk about how they scan for these things, it's not just left for me to discover after the fact.

  7. Nikki Blight
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No, I've never been hacked on Bluehost. I run four WordPress installs and a fifth site that runs on custom-written code on my hosting account, and never had a problem.

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