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  1. #1
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    Security & CPANEL

    I am having to delete a client account due to non-payment of the service provided. He has threatened to "hack" into my servers and destroy them if I do. Now as a security precaution, I would like to know, is CPANEL secure enough to keep my server safe and outa harms way?


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    Just ignore him, it's just blackmail, I am sure he doesn't even know the first thing about hacking Just make sure you have the most up-to-date version of CPanel installed on your machine, it is currently 4.9-Somthing
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    .. well.. I spose.. hackstar.com is his website.. what yah think?

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    Just keep his IP handy and backup your data...

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    I think the question is, "is my server secure enough". Cpanel has nothing to do with security, but it does help tighten things up by upgrading old versions of software. Its ultimately up to you as a system admin to secure your box. Ensure that holes are patched, and firewall is active, etc. If you have the users IP, you can perhaps add that, or its range to your firewall. Its not fool proof but its a start.

    Keep in mind that Cpanel is not a system administration tool. Its a control panel. Its a tool to help make your life as a web host a little easier.. not any more secure!

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    Originally posted by Butters4lyf
    backup your data...
    You should do this anyway, whether someone is threatening to hack you or not
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    Turn him in for threatening to cause harm.

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    "delete my accound and i'll hack you"

    now thats one i haven't heard before.


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    What firewall do you all suggest I install?

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    Originally posted by faculty
    What firewall do you all suggest I install?
    Portsentry: http://www.psionic.com/products/
    IPChains: http://netfilter.samba.org/ipchains/HOWTO.html
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    Originally posted by rochen


    Portsentry: http://www.psionic.com/products/
    IPChains: http://netfilter.samba.org/ipchains/HOWTO.html
    If you have cpanel you should have these installed already.

  13. #13
    Originally posted by Butters4lyf
    Just keep his IP handy and backup your data...
    ops wrong quote ".. well.. I spose.. hackstar.com is his website.. what yah think?"

    Move your stuff to another server....

    Laughing my ass off.....

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    Like someone else has said, you have to make sure the rest of your box is secure, as there is more to your box than just cpanel!

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    hackstar.com . i dont even think hes a hacker..probably a script kiddie. i even believe this hackstar guy is a scam! look at his site..you have to send him your credit card dtails or money in the mail???

    Hackstar.com is home to many tutorials written by Hackstar Publications from major hacking projects to bypassing "No Right-Click" scripts.
    bypassing No Right click scripts?..haha..just ignore him..most he can do is probably spam you with some bulk mail programs.
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    - verify your interchange is disabled (bug/exploit still open afaik),
    - that you've manually updated your openssh (burstnet claims they have the fix in their version, but i had 2 boxes hacked from the openssh exploits, and they were running automatic updates).
    - Make sure your apache + php is up to date (you have to manually do the buildapache).
    - Add the little mofo's ip range to your /etc/hosts.deny

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    Security & cpanel dont go together..

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