Secure FTP Passwords

I have seen a rash of hacked accounts recently because of insecure FTP passwords. There are many free tools hackers will use to gain access to a cpanel account in order to exploit the server via spam, shell or iframe redirect. The simlest and most effective solution is to secure these passwords which will stop most if not all of this behavior. Failure to do so is simply lazy on the owners part.

Please do not contact your hosting support and cry and complain because you failed to use bare minimum simply security measures and now you are listed in an RBL and Google has you blocked as a malicious site and you are getting thousands of bounced emails. The PC Tools Password Generator allows you to create random passwords that are highly secure and extremely difficult to crack or guess due to an optional combination of lower and upper case letters, numbers and punctuation symbols.

What is the current listing status for
This site is not currently listed as suspicious.
What happened when Google visited this site?
Google has not visited this site within the past 90 days.
Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.
Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.
Unmask Parasites is a simple online web site security service that helps reveal _hidden_illicit content (parasites) that hackers insert into benign web pages using various security holes.
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1. Picking and remembering strong passwords is a pain. It’s easier to convert an easy to remember one.
2. It works anywhere on any computer. It also works offline if you print out the chart.
3. Its free, easy and secure. Everything is done in your browser — no passwords are sent over the Internet.

ELS stands for Easy Linux Security. ELS was created by the Server Monkeys Founder, Richard Gannon. ELS takes many of the tasks performed by our Administrators and puts it into an easy to use program for anyone to use. It is released under the GNU/GPL so it is free to use.
To install ELS, simply run the following command as root:
wget –; chmod +x; sh

Using these tools, you can prevent 99% of all infection and unauthorized access. Be smart, Plan ahead.


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