Monday, December 28, 2009

Internet Security

The hosting company for my website (I'm going to be "nice" and not tell you who it is) has had the webmail on a regular server for years. About two weeks ago they decided to move it to a "secure" server, one of those that has a "https:" prefix, which makes it more difficult to access. I complained and they sent a rather snotty reply that it was necessary for security.

Yesterday the webmail got hacked. On the "secure" server.

Update: Tuesday, 3pm
The hosting company, BlueFur Hosting, has "solved" the problem by discontinuing webmail altogether. Not the solution I would prefer, nor a particularly competent one, but...

They have also ceased responding to help requests.

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