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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jan '20 3:32    Post subject: Security Reply with quote

If I just have static web pages on my Apache server, can the server get infected with a worm or virus? Is the server vulnerable to any attacks? What can be done to protect the server from threats. I am behind a router/firewall with only port 80 open to the server. This is my first server attempt and I do not want it to be my last.
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James Blond

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jan '20 12:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Short answer is: No. No issues for you.
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Jan '20 23:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

By having all other ports closed you are obviously blocking off all attack surfaces other than your Apache web server. If your static web pages are just HTML, then you are secure there also. If you have any PHP, then the main attack vector is when a site begins to allow user input, but it doesn't sound like this is the case here.

Aside from these, there are known attacks against applications involving maliciously malformed network packets. For these your best bet is keep your server fully patched and updated. This is arguably the most important principle towards keeping a server secure on the internet.
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