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WordPress is an open source content management system running on PHP and MySQL, and often used as a blog engine. Specific Wordpress questions are best asked at https://wordpress.stackexchange.com

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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 I'm having a look at a website running an outdated version of Wordpress which was hacked.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 integrate an Oauth2 based application into a Wordpress plugin?

I'm working on a Wordpress plugin that integrates an external service. This service has an API that authenticates using OAuth 2.0. The plugin is public and can be used by anyone who has an account at ...
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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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Does the Loginizer WordPress plugin also limit XML-RPC-calls?

I learned about about XML-RPC and specifically XML-RPC in WordPress. Now, the safety of XML-RPC in WordPress this is disputed. But given, that I would like to continue using XML-RPC, in the most save ...
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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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Why does thw JWT wordpress plugin recommend storing the token in a cookie/localstorage?

Reading about JWT I've come with a very interesting topic, which is the jwt tokens vulnerability if they're not properly secured when using with wordpress. So, the thing is that storing the token in ...
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How to fix WordPress CVE vulnerabilities or preventive measures?

I have a WordPress site running on version 4.9.8. In the recent security audit done by the organization following issues were reported. 1) Wordpress: CVE-2017-1000600: Input Validation vulnerability ...
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How do I scan a WordPress website which blocks WPSCAN from scanning the website?

I am trying to scan a WordPress website with WPSCAN in Kali Linux but an error is happening. Whenever I start the scan WPSCAN runs for 2-3 min and gets paused and after some time and error comes "the ...
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wp-config leaked, how to change salts [closed]

define('SECURE_AUTH_KEY', define('AUTH_KEY', define('LOGGED_IN_KEY', define('NONCE_KEY', define('AUTH_SALT', define('SECURE_AUTH_SALT', define('LOGGED_IN_SALT', define(...
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wpscan is not show the real version

When I scan WordPress site with wpscan I see in the results that I have version 2.10.3 in WP Rocket Title: WP Rocket <= 2.10.3 - Local File Inclusion (LFI) | Fixed in: 2.10.4 But I when I ...
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Are esc_* functions enough safe in WordPress? (like esc_url, esc_attr, esc_title)

WordPress has a number of built-in validation/sanitization functions. However, as we see, there are two kinds of such group: sanitize_* (like sanitize_key, sanitize_title, ...) esc_* (like esc_url, ...
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Should I blacklist countries to stop brute force attacks?

I'm getting attacks at wp-admin from numerous countries and IPs. When I get a notification from Wordfence that there has been an attack, I blacklist the originating country from the WP backend. Then I ...
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I want to create a website, what aspects of security should I really care of? [duplicate]

I'm going to create a website with Wordpress. I'm a junior software developer myself and I have experience working with servers and with the Magento Ecommerce software. But I'm not a systems ...

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