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Backups.. are they secure

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by keat63, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. keat63

    keat63 Well-Known Member

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    I've scheduled a daily backup and pointed it to a folder (outside of public_html), on a hosting plan I have.
    Lets says the hosting plan is compromised, and they find my WHM backup, is it secure.
    IE, could they trawl it and find the root password or anything else ?

    Thanks
     
  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    Is it only a backup for the individual account, or are you referring to multiple backups of several different accounts?

    Thank you.
     
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    At the moment, I'm only hosting one account, however, there will be multiple accounts at some point in the future.
     
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    You should store the backups in a root-level directory if you plan on storing multiple account backup archives. Otherwise, if that one account is hacked, it could lead to exploits of the other accounts.

    Thank you.
     
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