Xampp Reported as a Botnet

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Xampp Reported as a Botnet

Postby matthypogi » 02. November 2017 10:51

I recently install xampp on my windows server v1.7.1
After few days i got reported that my server attacking DoS outbound.
And now i found Hostrs.exe (PUP.Optional.BitcoinMiner) malware.

My hosting service suspected the Xampp weak webhosting that can be a gateway to a malware (botnet).

How does this happen?
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Re: Xampp Reported as a Botnet

Postby Nobbie » 02. November 2017 13:34

You *MUST* *NOT* use Xampp for online production servers. It is extremely open and unsafe and it is clearly stated in the readme.txt, that it is meant for development only.
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