I wrote a post about password security yesterday. The importance of having a strong password. Today I get an email from Hostgator my hosting company which says one of my sites is sending out more than 500 emails an hour and they have suspended that account! And I thought I had a strong password. The domain does not have much in it. I have used it in the past to experiment some content management systems. This was a bit of a shock. What did I do?
- I deleted all the files on the server
- I uninstalled the CMS
- Deleted all email addresses
- Pointed the domain to my domain registrar, Godaddy