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7/11/2013 – cPanel Experts Educate their Users about Malicious Activities in Servers

Posted by Jamison on 11 07 2013.

Malicious activities lurk behind the superficial internet procedures. Superficial refers to the interface-based network access like browsers or in cases of server management, through platforms like cPanel.


Internet processes done through these platforms may seem flawless and run without interruptions. However, what people don’t know is that malicious activities can be found deep into codes embedded in these platforms, which gather personal information from users.


cPanel users and server administrators are generally business owners so, they need utmost protection against these malicious attacks. cPanel aids clients by sharing podcasts and videos that teach them about thorough cPanel and WHM management.


Last year, cPanel released a podcast of interviews with QA expert Jamyn Shanley and Kenneth Power, who was a technical analyst that time for the company discussing about malicious activities. They tackled information about malicious activities and how cPanel experts help clients protect their cPanels with their offered solutions. Discussion concentrates on specific accounts, platforms up to malicious attacks on servers. It’s true that this podcast was released over a year ago but it’s still essential to share this information for new cPanel users’ knowledge.




WordPress is a renowned platform that comes with cPanel for content creation. cPanel helps users protect their systems from malicious attacks with EasyApache’s mod_security command. This command aids in filtering malicious attacks depending on the set rules in the system, which comes with default set rules and can be written easily by users. It prevents the system from sustaining various types of malware attacks like PHP-type attacks, Postgress data, and others.


Brute force attacks


A brute force attack is usually caused by weak passwords. For years, people have used simple passwords that hackers can easily monitor. The problem is capturing passwords or login credentials give them a way to track down the pages where they use them.


More than just weak passwords, cPanel experts advise to avoid using the same passwords on all their accounts. Several individuals don’t only use the same passwords for their personal accounts but also for their cPanel accounts like SQL and others, placing the whole server and website at risk. Although it may not be convenient, avoid reusing passwords on other accounts at all cost and set a specific password for different accounts for enhanced protection.


As for cPanel features, the company also included cPHulkd, a brute force detection program, that helps in monitoring failed attempts in logging on to cPanel, WHM, or email. Enable this feature in WHM as one of the primary features in the security center.




This common malware attack gathers a person’s information and using them for their benefits. cPanel helps in protecting users by offering security settings like leaving security tokens “On default”, which keeps malicious link from hiding within an email. Once prevented, it can also stop third parties from gaining access to cPanel or WHM and protecting actual users from these attacks.


It’s vital for everyone to protect their systems, especially for cPanel and WHM users, with all the individuals trying to break different security levels on premium accounts,. These professionals use various modes in promoting ways in protecting their servers and keeping vital information from being accessed and put their files at risk.