Urgent Help...All My Blogs Went Down

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Just this morning, all my blogs-9 of them went down.I mean they were hacked and i lost all the articles because i didnt have any backup. So i want to ask some question's:

1.How do i prevent my blog from being hacked again?

2.How can i backup my articles on the blog?

3.How do i backup the files on my computer too just incase it crashes and i dont lose all my informations.

Thanks guys for your advice
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  • Profile picture of the author Kerryrus
    Hi. Not to sure how to prevent this happening again but if you contact your hosting provider they should be able to restore your blogs I think and maybe they will know how to prevent hackers in the future.

    Sorry to hear this. I imagine it is very stressful
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    Are you sure you lost all your articles. In my experience hackers often just hijack the index.php files.

    If you do a fresh install of Wordpress on a sub-domain you can just copy the index.php files from there and paste them into the appropriate places in your hacked sites. That might bring them back.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
    You can use Wordpress lockdown plugin next time to protect your WP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Faber
    It depends on where you're hosted. Hostgator, for example, backs up on Sunday, so they should have everything before that and be able to restore it for you. Just contact tech support right away, you could be back up and running in an hour.

    Yahoo, on the other hand, only backs up your site files, not your database (unless they've changed recently), so if your sites are hosted there....Houston, we've got a problem.

    Make sure you change all your ftp passwords, run a complete scan on your computer, and start using onscreen keyboard to defeat keyloggers that steal login info. Also, there are a couple warriors here that have some really good security product WSOs on this very subject.
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  • Profile picture of the author zpivat
    Hi there,

    Here's a tutorial on how to export your Wordpress posts onto an XML file:

    Export — Support — WordPress.com

    You should do it every so often....

    It's best if you also upgrade your Wordpress frequently, to prevent it from being hacked.




    Originally Posted by successfulwarrior View Post

    Just this morning, all my blogs-9 of them went down.I mean they were hacked and i lost all the articles because i didnt have any backup. So i want to ask some question's:

    1.How do i prevent my blog from being hacked again?

    2.How can i backup my articles on the blog?

    3.How do i backup the files on my computer too just incase it crashes and i dont lose all my informations.

    Thanks guys for your advice
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    • Profile picture of the author rashoman
      I hope you are using Hostgator, the user support there is "supurb", they have helped me several times restore my sites. generally it was the .htaccess file that was corrupted by a plugin. If it is your .htaccess file you can open it up and delete whats in it and replace it with this code:

      # BEGIN WordPress

      RewriteEngine On
      RewriteBase /
      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
      RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

      # END WordPress
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    contact your host about the problem. You may not have actually lost anything once the offending code is removed.
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    • Profile picture of the author chadtw
      1) Make sure you change your password.

      2) Make your new password highly secure. This means at least 8 characters long, made up of mixed case letters and numbers.

      An example: 3oSwHk6A

      3) Use password manager software to store your passwords. This way you don't have to memorize them, and you can have a different password for each login. (Highly recommended.)

      I use RoboForm, which is excellent.

      A free alternative is LastPass. Haven't tried it, but heard good things about it.

      Hope this helps.

      Chad
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