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KISS Software changes server for users protection
On march 26th 2012 our website became a target of a massive hacking attack. Yet unknown offenders hacked the FTP server access codes and tried to upload malware onto our site. The attack came from a US located server. KISS Software has moved to a secure server"At no time users of this site or their data were compromised." says KISS security expert Sarah Junckers. "Our users passwords are encrypted in a 128 bit unidirectional form and cannot be hacked as there is no decryption method for such a high encryption rate."


Furthermore password changes are monitored and veryfied each time upon being changed. Therefore the recent Joomla security leak where administrator acccounts could be illegaly taken over by hackers does not apply to KISS software as this is prevented by the KISS security monitor.


The uploaded malware was detected immediately by the virus scanners at Servage who was the provider of this website. That is why no user was endangered at any time by the feared so called drive-by-infection.

However due to the malware upload Servage locked the entire KISS Software account on their servers, so that there was no way for us to limit the damage - not mention to repair it.

That is why KISS Software decided to move their site to another hoster. "The website runs now on a reliable German hosting service" - says KISS managing director Heiner Klostermann. Smooth procedures and an almost 100% availability is granted by redundancy servers in that server farm. In addition to that the server performance was raised so that the KISS website runs faster than ever, giving their visitors a better and quicker service.

KISS Software apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the server absence and would like to say thanks to all of you for your understanding.
 

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