I was talking to my bud Jonah Stein about his new start-up CodeGuard, a website backup service, and I thought given the events of the past few days it was worth a plug, particularly for those readers running multiple SMB websites.  Let’s review some of the latest in website hacking news:

  1. Sony’s Play Station Network was still struggling to get back online after telling all about its users
  2. The world’s largest defense contractor was asking for government help against a hacker attack
  3. A New York Congressman with the name Weiner’s twitter account became eponymous by sending out explicit pictures of male genitals (RT!)
  4. PBS.com resurrected Tupac Shakur and had him living in Australlia

So I guess even the largest and most sophisticated companies are vulnerable to hackers.

So if you can’t prevent your site from getting hacked, the least you can do is have a plan in place to minimize the damage by having a recent backup which you can quickly revert to when your site is attacked.  Codeguard is basically an “UNDO” button for hacked sites. Probably a good idea for those sites who tend to push stuff live that breaks the SEO too. Not you, right? Of course not.

I’ll let their site do the selling, but as someone who has had his site hacked, it sounds pretty cool to me.

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  • Steve  May 31, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Looks very useful. BTW haven’t seen Tupac Shakur here in Oz.

  • Jonny Quick  February 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    My Dad was old-school. Korean War-era vet, he had a thing about “japs”. “Those wily Japanese…” he used to say, and when he was mad at something he’d call it a “cheap japanese piece of s**t. That was before japanese manufacturing became known for it’s quality, lol. He never actually fought in WWII, but I knew, and knew of lots of people from that time-period that never forgave, and they never forgot. The japanese were sneaky, dishonest, underhanded and ruthless. They bombed Pearl Harbor, fought on the side of the Nazi’s and fully-deserved the nuclear annihilation they got, in fact some people were absolutely positive that we went too easy on them. A lot of sons, husbands and fathers never came home, and a lot of families were permanently crippled as a result.

    That’s how I am with Sony, and their “rootkit technology”. As far as I’m concerned, the definition of the word “Sony” is “too infect with a rootkit”. If you surf to a bad site, and the browser starts behaving oddly, you’ve probably been Sonyed. I’m like those members of the greatest generation. I’ll never forgive, and I’ll never forget. All these corporations that use their influence to abridge my fundamental and god-given freedoms (like PIPA and SOPA), they are writing their history forevermore. And that goes double for Bank of America. I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the iceberg as far as the economic catastrophe that is looming, and it’s possible that at some point, disgruntled and displaced Americans will be burning down local branches of the B of A (and the money that’s inside it) as a expression of their 1st and 2nd Amendment rights. I’ll be there too, and with marshmellows.