28 Feb '14, 7pm

Google Give Tips For Identifying If Your Site Has Been Hacked, And How To Fix It by @mattsouthern

Google Give Tips For Identifying If Your Site Has Been Hacked, And How To Fix It by @mattsouthern

Check for for shady looking URLs or directories: You can check for any kind of shady activity on your site by performing a “site:” search of your site in Google, such as [site:example.com]. If there are there any suspicious URLs or directories that you do not recognize, they may have been added by a hacker. Check the Search Queries page in Webmaster Tools for unnatural looking queries: The Search Queries page shows Google Web Search queries that have returned URLs from your site. Look for unexpected queries as it can be an indication of hacked content on your site. Turn on email forwarding in Webmaster Tools: Google will send you a message if they detect that your site may be compromised. Messages appear in Webmaster Tools’ Message Center but it’s a best practice to also forward these messages to your email .

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  1. 03 Mar '14, 8pm

    Yes! Hacked websites are becoming as frequent as Windows on the PC getting malware or trojen viruses. It is critical to keep your website CMS updated.

    I wrote a post on tips on what to do if your site got hacked - mysitegothacked.com.au/blog/my-site-got-hacked-what-do-i-do/

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