rabbits — 2012-04-14T21:03:35-04:00 — #1
Recently, while looking through my websites files, I found some weird HTML file in a random directory named "files". The HTML page was about drawing polygons or something. I quickly deleted it and just moved on with what I was doing... Should I be worried about how this file showed up randomly on my websites files, or is this a normal thing.
force — 2012-04-14T23:11:57-04:00 — #2
Your question is somewhat vague. Can you offer any more details?
What was it, what was in it, where was it, and what webapps do you have installed?
technobear — 2012-04-15T07:09:11-04:00 — #3
Also, check your FTP logs to see if anybody has accessed the site by FTP who shouldn't have.
rabbits — 2012-04-15T15:15:17-04:00 — #4
There is only one FTP created and it is the one run from my home computer. It appeared in an otherwise empty directory called "files" on the main public_html directory. The file was called "An introduction to wavelets and haar transform by Musawir Ali" When I opened the file it was what it said it was. The only thing I had installed at that time was a microblog software called Page Cookery...
technobear — 2012-04-15T16:38:39-04:00 — #5
And you're sure it hasn't been accessed from a different IP? I only had one FTP account for my site, but that didn't stop a hacker using it to upload a file.
If you're sure that the directory or the file didn't used to be there, then I'd say you have a problem. If you think you might just not have noticed it, then who knows? A search for that title leads to the University of Central Florida site. Maybe somebody decided to save a copy of the page?