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small home site security/protections, help

By hmmmmm! ·
Not sure on this, neighbors have their "family site". which is all about the family, history, and members etc. They have been hijacked twice.. and are now wondering "is there any free sites to get those funny little number letter things you have to type to open the site?"
I have not a clue on that one or where they even where to look. Suspect it would cut down on security issues..but they do not want some full blown thing.. ANY IDEAS where to get such.. and how to run it etc...I told them take down site. but their whole family, and it seems hundreds fo them.. really want it left up. IDEAS? Seems they have a email address on the site to get info from "other family members that may find them" etc. and it is hijacked for spam etc. They spent months to learn FrontPage that when I gave them an older edition of it.. 2002 ver.

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by cmiller5400 In reply to small home site security/ ...

Where are they hosting it?

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by hmmmmm! In reply to Question is

They have it with their ISP..

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Use a stronger password..........

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to small home site security/ ...

If their site is being hacked, tell them to use a stronger password on their ISP account. Obviously, it's currently set to something which is easily guessed.

And, using "those little picture things" is simply programming in the web site. It's called a CAPTCHA. You don't need to move to a different host to use them. Any host can display them. The "webmaster" can learn about how to use them and do the programming for them.

As far as the email address on the page being hijacked, that's common. BOTS patrol the internet searching for exposed email addresses. One way to mask the email address so the BOTS can't "see" it (but humans can) is to use JavaScript to display the address in human readable format, but BOTS only see the code used to create it.

Sounds to me as if these people REALLY need an experienced webmaster to "fix" their existing site so it is less likely to be hacked into.

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by hmmmmm! In reply to Use a stronger password.. ...

Sounds to me as if these people REALLY need an experienced webmaster to "fix" their existing site so it is less likely to be hacked into.

NO they do this as small family thing. they learned to use PC, learned front page and are now just asking what is out there. Sorry but they are just doing their thing.. not into the "WEBMASTER NEEDED" mode. They are only asking how to get the thing.. unlike some some..they do the work themselves..and take the time to learn. so sarcastic stuff like yours, while valuable info is not really needed. just some civilized discussions and I will pass on to them, OK? These folks in early 70's and are doing all this themselves.. and even building a newer PC.. they are to commended..not smart mouthed by an ego freak trying to develop a job.. Were there only more like them.

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