I was hacked so what?

Today a lot of people think well I cant be hacked my mind set is, I will be hacked its just a question of when. I thought however my website was secure, it seems that old plug ins and themes even if they are disabled and deactivated can be used as a platform for hacking on wordpress. Make sure you remove (delete) older plug-ins your not using and themes. If the plug in isn’t updated, can be good to find one that is.

I have Martin that make sure its all in PDF form, so he can visit my old posts for some reason and he is my insurance for this. It wasn’t a bad hack a redirect of a website, well those guys maybe do it for visit makes money or some other reason. Normally I take as many security measures I can. Always back up, make sure your e-mail is secure as I use Gmail I also use verifier with phone once a month. I guess some day they hack your phone also but if people want to do that they either have no life or are targeting a bank or such.

I don’t have any issues with my PC as I don’t install strange stuff, run Microsoft’s antivirus and don’t click, check out this babes boobs in the e-mail or the bank or PayPal mail.

For me it wont matter much, it take some time before links are up, fixed the content, but I just start fresh, I made 845 posts and its just telling me I wouldn’t assume anyone would like to read trough 800+ posts. I also likely changed my mind. Posts from September is viable from PDF and good enough if you like to read a few.

I woke up today, got some great coffee, Martin made sure to fix my new website and database he has more experience with that (Thanks dude), and soon my new website was up and running. I then tonight ordered some thaifood, and made fresh coffee again. I am fine, I don’t even get mad from such nuance, no reason to as I move on.

In the coming days I post some stuff about things as usual.

If some topic or such is important to you and your missing it, let me know.

Until then I assume hackers are criminals and cousins to Darth Vader.

Re-boot

ctrl-alt-delete

boot

I guess that world work. Once the wordpress files was hacked I could clean them up which would take more tech skills than I posses about doing that or I could start over.

It will mean that the website is under well re-booting, to start anew. I will add menu, start to update with the relevant and such for golf and for RBIm.  It’s a bit of an hassle for sure, for me as well for the reader but the simpler solution was that, clear out old and then start over again.

I have the older posts in a PDF format downloaded able from my SkyDrive soon (Onedrive) when Microsoft changes name. So a bit newer posts from September 2013 posts to 2014 until re-boot are there to be found. if you want even older posts I can arrange that but I figure that should cover most needs.

Not upset, as hacking today is so common, I thought I did it all right but seems the wordpress older plug-ins or themes was the cause of this, I didn’t know even if they were deactivated they could be used as a hack and that seems to been the case here, lucky no serious stuff has been done as far I could tell but on the safe side, just re-boot this.

Unless this is the signal for Skynet to appear or Hal to say hello Dave well the re-boot was needed without either hiring someone to clear the site up or learn myself how to do it, I did save the database so it might happen.