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website occasionally redirects to porn site
02-28-2012, 04:27 PM
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website occasionally redirects to porn site
I have been having a problem with a couple of my dreamhost websites where the home page will occasionally redirect to another site (either a blank page or a porn site of some kind) maybe every 10 or twenty times.

I usea bookmark so I am sure it isn't a typo. ONe of the sites is joomla 1.5, and if I am not mistaken it happened to my 2.5 website too... How could this happen? What should I do?
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02-28-2012, 05:26 PM
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RE: website occasionally redirects to porn site
someone probably hacked your site using an exploit in the software. pretty much the only thing you can do is make sure to use the most up-to-date version of the software. always install any security patches. also keep track of when your files were last modified. if you see they have been modified and it was not at a time you did so you should always be a bit suspicious. you have to check your files for any malicious looking code that may have been injected into them. also keep a backup of your site. this way if you cannot seem to fix what was done, you can just delete and restore. that won't stop it from happening again though. you would need to try your best to find where the vulnerability is.

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02-28-2012, 08:11 PM
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RE: website occasionally redirects to porn site
Your site has been hacked, most likely. Those pages are being served from your exploited files. See this thread for info to clean it up. While much of the conversation is about Wordpress, Joomla! and other php based sites are also affected. Make sure any plug-ins you are using are up to date, secure.

http://discussion.dreamhost.com/thread-134262.html
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02-28-2012, 10:41 PM (This post was last modified: 02-28-2012 10:41 PM by gaz.)
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RE: website occasionally redirects to porn site
I have looked at my .logs file and it only contains a number of .rr.nu domains listed: A quick google search revealed that thesea re probably malicious. It probably isn't enough to just delete these. is it?
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02-28-2012, 10:45 PM
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RE: website occasionally redirects to porn site
No. Check the thread artgeek listed to you. There is a script there that can remove any of the malicious lines. Those rr.nu domains are malicious, don't go to those.
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