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|If your site has been hacked or the password has been stolen|
Message # 1 | 11:51 AM 2008-11-03
Who hacks websites?
In most cases your website is hacked by your acquaintances, friends, classmates etc.
Why are websites hacked?
Websites are usually hacked for fun because as a rule your websites do not contain any valuable information which a hacker could use for personal gain.
Whose fault is it?
This is only YOUR fault because you do not fulfill the elementary security requirements.
How to protect a website from hacking?
When creating uCoz, we focused on the system safety. There has not been a single case yet when a violator has got access to a website not through the fault of the site owner or the moderators. That's why we advise you to follow the recommendations above.
One can log in to Control Panel only if he knows the password, and no XSS will help find it out. The passwords are not stored in cookies, but only on the server in the encrypted form. So if a violator got to your Control Panel, then you let your password be stolen (i.е. didn't observe the security rules).
We strongly recommend NOT to reply to such e-mails:
The mail service/administration of your host *@your_mail/host is cleaning up the accounts. If you don't want your account to be removed reply to this e-mail and provide your username and password in the "Subject" field in the following format: username; password.
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