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#1 waha005


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 04:36 AM

1) - Update your xenforo forum to the latest version. And always update it to latest version.
2) - Change your GlobalSalt
3) - Use strong passwords, with number, letters and symbols. (and update it regulary).
4) - Don't use the same passwords to the third party sites.
5) - Don't store your credentials to the computer, remember it.
6) - Protect your admin panel with .htpasswd

- Cpanel tutorial how to protect with password protect directories

* Log into your cpanel.
  • Choose "Password Protect Directories" >> "Web Root" >> Choose the mother folder of your site.
  • Tick in "Password protect this directory"
  • In the section "Name the protected directory", fill: Admin Control Panel Protected
  • Click Save.
  • In the part "Create User" fill in Username & Password yours.
  • Click "Add/modify authorised user"
  • Okay, so now you have a file passwd at: /.htpasswds/public_html/name_folder_forum
6) - Protect your admin panel using IP address

Edited by DaBeast, 10 September 2016 - 07:53 PM.
Added a 2nd step

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