Hello from the year 2009.
In November, my hosting provider notified me that there’d been some data compromizes affecting my site. As best I can tell, this involved htaccess redirects that caused links on my site to instead send traffic to malware “anti-virus” sites. They said they’d fixed it and that I only needed to worry if I’d been using a Windows machine to FTP into my site during a certain time period. I use Linux, so I was not concerned. However, I did do some googling to find out more about what happened and found others blaming the host itself for poor security. (more…)