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5 Popular Web Hosting Companies were tested & All Were Easily Hacked


Website Planet tested 5 popluar web hosts to see if they could be compromised. The list included Bluehost, Dreamhost, HostGator, OVH, and iPage and unfortunitenly all of them had major vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilites allowed third parties to take over the site, gather leaked information, and preform man-in-the-middle attacks. The following is a list of each vulnerabiliy from each web hosting service:

  • Bluehost – Multiple Account Takeover and Information Leak Vulnerabilities
  • Dreamhost – XSS and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities
  • HostGator – Information Disclosure and Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • OVH – Information Disclosure and Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • iPage Account Takeover and Multiple Vulnerabilities

For a full list and explaination of each vulnerabilities go to Website Platent’s website: