Mon, Aug 3rd - 2:36PM
Beware Hackers are about again!
I run my own top list of History & Genealogy sites using software on my own server. I have used it for some years now without any issues. http://www.maximiliangenealogy.com/toplist/
Today I found that one of my listed sites had had their account accessed requesting a change of URL, email and site description. Needless to say the change of URL was to a porn site and the description had script input for probably some malicious reason.
The software was robust and did not allow the change without the admin intervention so the site owner was not affected and my visitors to the top list would not be greeted with a porn site when they clicked on what appeared to be a genealogy site.
I get many attempts of people trying to join the list and again I block them and delete their requests to join
I have seen a number of other genealogy top lists where they have been hacked in this way with porn and other unwanted sites taking over the list.
The reason for writing this blog entry today is to warn you of the sad people out there who try to ruin good top lists and websites, but mainly to invite genealogy and history site owners to join my list in the knowledge that it is secure as well as run by someone who looks after their listings.
It also gets many hits per day so you should get additional traffic once you have joined.
Look forward to confirming your membership soon. Just make sure your personal password you select is hard to break!