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On Tue, 21 Jun 2011, timriley@appahost.com wrote:
>
> This is scary. I would find another hosting company.
>

I would have to agree with this opinion. If the hosting company is not 
responsive to reports of intrusion, then it is also likely that the 
hosting company is not proactive in preventing intrusions. I've had 
similar issues in the past and the compromises were ultimately traced to 
poor configuration of the underlying server by the hosting company.

Remember, if they can get root/administrator on the underlying server, it 
doesn't matter what you as the client do with your password, setup, etc. 
Not even a virtual machine that you fully control will be safe from a 
compromise of the underlying host server.

Find a hosting provider that has a reputation for securing their systems 
and responding rapidly to intrusion reports. Even if it costs a little 
more each month, the time saved by having the hosting company protect the 
underlying system is well worth it.
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