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Hacked - RonO's Ramblings

Apr. 26th, 2008 09:10 pm Hacked

This afternoon, someone -- probably the same minor vandal who has been attacking me for some time -- managed to load a file into one of my copermine galleries that when they downloaded it a while later altered every PHP file on my system to then access the same site. As a result, I have restored my entire web directory from last Sunday's and last nights backups (Sunday is the weekly, last night is the most recent daily). As a precaution, I have also restored the mySQL data for all of the systems that are accessed by those PHP files. I have also disabled all of my copermine galleries -- even though I had on Wednesday or Thursday referred to the gallery of digital artwork in a job application.

I am now hoping that these actions will be sufficient.

However, I am now also in the market for an alternate, hopefully more secure, method for storing and sharing my pictures on line. I am aware that this will probably result in an extensive undertaking especially for the photos where I've uploaded several hundred images over the last few years to share with family and friends.

Current Mood: uncomfortableViolated

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From:johnridley
Date:April 27th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
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You can try Gallery2. There's apparently a Gallery2 module to migrate your Coppermine data to Gallery2 called cmmigrate

http://codex.gallery2.org/Gallery2:User_Contributions
From:graht
Date:April 28th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
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I've been using Google's Picasa Web Albums (picasaweb.google.com) for about a year now and have been happy with the experience. Picasa Web is very simple and very intuitive. I've uploaded well over 100 pictures and only used up about 10% of the 1GB of free space.

If you don't mind using Picasa to organize and upload your pictures it's pretty painless. Picasa will search your hard drive for any and all pictures, then you just select a file or folder (or ctrl+click multiple files/folders), tell it to upload them, and walk away.

It does have security features and you can lock down folders and allow access by invite only.