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Re: Is the website down ?


Hey Kevin,

I'm interested in helping out with the dev of the site. Just let me
know what designs you use and etc. and I could help you out.

On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 13:22, Kevin Godby <godbyk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey, John.
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 6:18 AM, c7p <c7p.admin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> i tried today to access our projects website, ubuntu-manual.org, although
>> i'm still connecting... I searched for "ubuntu-manual.org" on google but the
>> results don't contain our site.
>> So if that doesn't happen only to me the website is offline, but why ? Is
>> there any techical or other issue ?
> I looked into why ubuntu-manual.org wasn't appearing in the Google
> results.  It turns out that our site was hacked a while back and the
> hackers included some links at the bottom of the site's HTML pages.
> These links were only present in the HTML pages served to web crawlers
> (like Googlebot) and not to browsers (like FireFox or Chromium).
> Google detected this and removed out site from their search results.
> I've removed the hacked files and will continue to investigate the
> methods used to hack the site.  In the meantime, I've requested that
> Google reinstate our site in their search results.  It may take some
> time for them to do so.
> We should look into updating our site to use a more standard framework
> (if possible) to help alleviate security problems in the future (as
> much as is ever possible).  If any web developers are interested in
> taking on such a project, let me know and I'll be glad to help you out
> with the site design and explain some of our needs.
> --Kevin
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