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Dreamhost hosted wordpress site attacked - SSH password was changed - Need help assesing attack vector

My client had his wordpress site attacked, his site is not a juici target, the attack consisted in redirecting the site to another site. That in itself is no surprise, the weird thing is that both the ...
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Is it bad to let a file be downloaded using its direct path on WordPress?

I have a scenario that I want to let people that visit my WordPress website download some PDFs. These PDFs go to my website as products of the Woocommerce plugin, so they are stored on the folder ...
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What's the security risk in password recovery attempts

I'm the administrator of a Wordpress site, with just two users: me and one other user. Last days I've received multiple password recovery attempts for that other user (as an administrator I get a mail ...
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WordPress script injections [duplicate]

I manage an Ubuntu server that runs a number of WordPress sites. This morning one of them went down and was showing the exception PHP Fatal error: Namespace declaration statement has to be the very ...
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hide_my_wp wordpress plugin is activated with php eval function that might trying to read /etc/passwd? Is it true?

When I install this plugin and activate in wordpress, hide_my_wp put some eval codes in wp_options and I see the following code being injected in a new row with the ID called 76624: upload-dir=./../../...
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Vulnerability Reporting from “random” dude

A few days ago I got an email to our dpo email address from a person I don't know who claims to be a Security Researcher. The email is well written and contains a POC with screenshots of a CORS ...
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UFW does not block meterpreter

I am doing some pen testing on my wordpress server. I wanted to see what would happen if the attacker were to get a hold of my username and password for wordpress. So I used the standard exploit in ...
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Scanning WordPress for security vulnerabilities

I am trying to use WordPress from Azure marketplace to deploy a web app. I ran a Fortify scan on entire code base (wwwroot) which includes wp-admin, wp-includes, wp-content and other boilerplate php ...
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DDoS Attack After Switching Hosts and Updating WordPress

I recently moved an old WordPress site from one hosting to Amazon Lightsail. Once the transfer was done, I noticed that WordPress, its plugins, and themes were all out of date. So, I updated them all. ...
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Is using localhost for sensitive data secure?

I'm working with a nonprofit that wants to use CiviCRM to process its donor, member, and patron personal information. Civi is CMS-based, and will only run via WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc. Newb ...
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Wordpress Backups and Security

Apart from all the other security and design flaws of Wordpress, there is 1 point that particularly got my attention: "Automatic Backups". These are saved inside the Wordpress directory. If you ask ...
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How do I go about decoding this malicious PHP script? [duplicate]

I came upon this script just by luck, actually. Ironically, it's stored in a protected folder on my website and I don't think <? $catches ='r'; $comforter ='$r)ciEVi'; $heroin = 'SgD'; $...
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Wordpress versions 5.3 and 5.4

I am testing Wordpress website that is in 5.3.3 version, which is current and updated just few days ago (April 29, 2020). But there is also 5.4 branch, is it recommended to upgrade to 5.4 because it ...
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All 4 WP sites hosted in A2 Hosting were hacked

The hack redirects all my sites to another site All are running WP 5.4.1 (latest) and I even have a site that barely runs any plugins, just a simple open-source theme with 3 common plugins - Contact ...
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My WP site just got hacked for the third time even after following WP hardening guidelines

After the second hack, we did all the necessary things written here - https://wordpress.org/support/article/hardening-wordpress/ , https://security.stackexchange.com/a/180925 and we also changed the ...
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How to deobfuscate malicious PHP code [duplicate]

This is my first malware analyis, so apologies for my probably noob-like question. I'm having a look at a website running an outdated version of Wordpress which was hacked. The Website runs on a ...
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Are the developers of WordPress avoiding security by obscurity or there some reason to expose plugin and login names?

Tools like wpscan are out there in the open, which make the scanning of any WordPress website plugins without any authentication and receive sensitive data like wp-admin login names (which usually ...
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Can a PHP shell uploaded to a WordPress directory have access to an entire Linux machine?

I run a few WordPress instances. I had one new one that I had not configured and left sitting, so the installation was on the 1st step awaiting for the database name, username, password, and host. ...
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Wordpress wp-config file seems hacked and changed to DB_NAME and DB_USER asadmin_drr and DB_HOST as 46.21.253.40 [duplicate]

I have a shared hosting on hostgator with around wordpress based websites. Out of them 4 stopped working with message as error establishing database connection. On checking the wp-config i found the ...
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How to identify malicious Wordpress user agents

I have noticed our website, which is Wordpress based, gets frequent daily requests from other sites where the user agent is Wordpress and the other site is obviously an already hacked Wordpress ...
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URL parameter manipulation and injection

I have a scenario with 2 sites. Site 1 is mysite.com and Site 2 is secondurl.com. Site 1 is using Wordpress. There, I did a Javascrit/jQuery routine that checks if a given url parameter comes in. If ...
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Wordpress m4shell Hack [duplicate]

I could not find any similar error after searching the web and struggling with the problem for around two weeks. One of the Wordpress sites I'm managing keeps getting hacked. There has been no ...
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Was my password copied? [closed]

I work locally with a WordPress site. When I logged in, it looked like the password was highlighted. It went very fast. Half a second maybe. I found it strange that it looked like it was marked, as in ...
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wordpress remote user authentication

I am having multiple wordpress sites with multiple users working on those. Therefore I would like to centeralize the user management, by having one authentication server, storing the username, ...
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Alerts and warnings for Wordpress theme. What are the risks associated?

I have bought a Wordpress theme and scanned its files on www.themecheck.info. The results show 3 critical alerts and 9 warnings: Alerts: Presence of iframes : iframes are sometimes used to load ...
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Wordpress site request to /wp-includes/Text/Diff/ yields open directory listing

Someone requested my site's (Wordpress/Apache) 'includes' directory: 122.51.0.219 - - [03/Oct/2019:18:36:15] "GET /wp-includes/Text/Diff/ HTTP/1.1" 200 736 "-" "-" Noticing the 200 response, I hit ...
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How to Stop Cookies from Being Set

We're not using Adminer for database management yet for some reason adminer_sid & adminer_key cookies are being set in the browser - any idea how to stop them from being set? Where would they be ...
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Multiple wp-login.php attack on shared hosting

I am hosting more than 20 WordPress website on a single server. The server has other cms based websites too. For better security, I have used CloudLinux CageFS which encapsulates each customer. Even ...
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How to limit access to wp-admin in case of a dynamic IP address? [closed]

I have dynamic IP address and I am trying to find the solution to limit the access to wp-admin. It seems that the only option is to block the access by domain name by using a Dynamic DNS Manager ...
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Just another suspiciously looking php script [duplicate]

My hosting blocked my website because malware, they say. I dived into the (shared) server via ssh and found a file that looks suspicious. This file was in an old, not working installation of wordpress ...
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How to prevent cross site scripting in wordpress?

I did source analyzer with third party services to my wordpress project. It found out that there are heaps of cross site scripting vulnerabilities. One of the example is like image below. How do I ...
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While cleaning up a hacked Wordpress site, I got access to the hacker's database. What action should I take?

I've just finished cleaning up a compromised Wordpress site; it was hacked through a vulnerable plugin & several fake sitemaps & redirects set up to pollute google results with pharma ads etc. ...
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PCI DSS SAQ A compliance with WooCommerce and 3rd party payment gateways - possible? [closed]

I am considering using Wordpress, WooCommerce, third party payment processor and different plugins for an ecommerce store. I have trouble figuring out if it is possible to do all that and to be PCI ...
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Satoshi Nakamoto Renaissance Holdings' website is Wordpress? Is it safe? [closed]

So, Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin has announced that he will supposedly be revealing his real identity. I find the fact that Satoshi's company website is hosted on Wordpress to be endlessly ...
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Reverse proxy isolation from insecure blog, are sessions vulnerable?

Hi I have a WebApp where security is important. E.g. www.somewebapp.com The app has a wordpress blog (hence not secure since wordpress). e.g. www.somewebapp.com/blog To protect the webapp from ...
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Bluehost Wordpress Site hacked multiple times FTP MMprobe php file [duplicate]

Anyone have experience and advice to locate the source and stop an ftp hack on my client's Wordpress site hosted on BlueHost? The hackers were able to do the following: Create multiple ftp accounts ...
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Understanding SQLMAP payload

I was participating in a CTF and there was a SQL Injection challenge. There is a Wordpress page with a vulnerable plugin parameter (let's call the website https://vulnerable.com/), and the solution ...
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Unkown attack on linux server wordpress website

I have a WordPress site. Recently under a serious DDoS attack. For this WordPress site I use nginx, varnish and apache in the backend. A part of access log shows this: 24.41.213.36 - - [23/Jun/...
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What does the attached php malware do? [duplicate]

Found this on a WordPress server under the filename wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-fd.php when WordFence picked it up as being an unexpected file. Link to source is here: https://pastebin.com/...
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Sucuri detects malware on wordpress but I can't find the malicious code

Yesterday I got a report asking us to check some wordpress website because the person's antivirus blocked said web. I ran the Sucuri Site Check and it indeed detects malware: "Known javascript ...
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Got warnings last night from a SQL injection attack - What were they trying to do?

In sum, they tried 10 different commands. The site is ran on Wordpress, but has a security plugin that, "blocked a page visit to your site." I'm curious as to what they were trying to go after though....
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Hundreds of empty-username logins in Wordpress site

A Wordpress site I manage has the WordFence security plugin installed. Legitimate users occasionally get blocked by the Brute Force protection aspect of the plugin, even though they haven't made any ...
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leftoutsidemyprofile - Wordpress hack? [duplicate]

A friend of mine asked me to upgrade his Wordpress instance to PHP 7.2. When I wanted to login on wp-admin to verify his plugins, I got redirected to http://leftoutsidemyprofile.info/up.js I then ...
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Removing wp-config-sample.php file

Removing wp-config-sample.php file from the root of the WordPress application can be considered as a good security practice or it does not make any difference for security?
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What version did WordPress stop using MD5?

I've been trying to find a version of which WordPress stopped using MD5 and started using the Portable PHP password hashing framework. I've been trying to search for a while and found nothing, the ...
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Found malware in my Wordpress, what is it and what it does? [closed]

Recently I found strange file inside Wordpress sources directory of a page I have written and I am maintaining. It was a luck case. I deploy my sources from git so when I typed git status on a server ...
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Can a hacker determine what version of WordPress and PHP a site is using?

Can a hacker determine what version of WordPress and PHP a site is using? Assume this info is not available by View Source.
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Is it possible to export WPScan results in excel file making it as an excel report?

I am running a python script which performs a vulnerability scanning using the WPScan tool and the results are saved as a txt file localy. Using that txt file I am not able to play with the results ...
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Trend Micro showing security warning on website. Unsure how to resolve it

I have a client with a website that sells a book. When someone clicks a button to purchase the book, a form is supposed to pop up (and does). However, I received a screenshot showing that, when that ...
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How to check if a list of domains contains any WordPress installation?

Does any software or any other way to detect if a website contains any WordPress installation? For example lets say we have the website example.com which is not a WordPress site, but we have a ...

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