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my root password hacked every time i change it

Discussion in 'Security' started by activa, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. activa

    activa Well-Known Member

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    i'm running in a probleme ... every time i change the root password , the hacker send me a email about my new password ...

    how he can see my new password ?
     
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    quietFinn Well-Known Member

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    It's not your biggest problem what the hacker can see or do, you biggest problem is that the hacker is there.

    A rooted server can be almost impossible to clean, your best option would be to reinstall the OS and restore accounts from backups.
     
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    activa Well-Known Member

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    but as i know he can change the password , not see it ? !!!
     
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    quietFinn Well-Known Member

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    What kind of email do you get? From who is it coming? Is the new root password in that email?
     
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    activa Well-Known Member

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    he is in chat with me , .... every time i change password , he send me in the chatbox my new password !!!
     
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    24x7server Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I will suggest you please install LMD- linux malware decet on your server and scan whole server, May be hacker has a placed any scripts in your account


    And are you updating your root password in your any billing system ?
     
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    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    I recommend consulting with a qualified system administrator to assist you with this issue. It's possible your server has been rooted, or your local machine is keylogged. A security expert should be able to assist you with this type of situation. You can find a list of system administration services at:

    cPanel Application Catalog - System Administration

    Thank you.
     
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