Aftermath of a Hack

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This site was hacked. While it's still unclear exactly how it happened, or precisely when, sometime in the past 6 weeks my blog, at least 2 other websites and possibly my [DreamHost](http://www.dreamhost.com/r.cgi?105113) shell account were all hacked. I'm generally a pretty security conscious person, but even I get lazy from time to time. It wasn't clear to me just how dangerous that laziness could be until this week. I'm going to outline a bit below some of the issues which may have led to my problems, and talk about the steps that have now been taken to help prevent them from occurring again in the future. ## The Problem In retrospect I can see five things I did wrong, and all of them can be traced back to laziness or…
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Back to Basics

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Over the past year my personal life as undergone some fairly major changes. I started a new job a little over a year back and there were the obvious changes that go along with that. But more importantly my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world and that was a life changing moment. Now, most of you know that I don't talk about my personal life in the blog so suffice to say that we have thoroughly enjoyed our first year as parents. It is a wonderful experience and we eagerly await every new day to see what will happen next. One of the things that changes when you have a new baby is the amount of time you can spend on yourself and your own hobbies…
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