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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 the 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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How long to wait before publishing a web vulnerability?

I recently learned about wpscan and the WordPress security, so I decided to try it with a blog from my company. As a result I got several serious vulnerabilities that must be fixed. I notified several ...
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WordPress email address leak [closed]

I recently changed an admin user email on a WordPress site that I manage. I used the same email address for the settings field within WP Admin. The new email address is completely unique and is not ...
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How can i access any useful information in a wordpress site?

While penetration testing for a university assignment, I found an exploit that might be the one the teacher has been hinting for, found here: https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45439/ I used it and ...
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Any threats/SQL injections possible, when single-quote is being escaped?

Let's say, when server-side application (like WordPress) applies add_magic_quotes to all GET/POST parameters ( $_GET = add_magic_quotes($_GET); ), so calling the url: example.com/?id=a'b the app ...
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Is possible to attack a Wordpress website if someone know username and password of admin account?

Currently, I prevented accessing my wp-admin by htaccess as well as used functions.php to create a function to prevent accessing admin panel if the user is Admin. If someone knows the username and ...
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Do WordPress vulnerabilities matter in intranet?

My company is comsidering to use WordPress as an internal blogging platform. It would be installed on a server that is accessible only through our intranet, no exposure to outside world. It would only ...
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Change of DNS in MX records in a Wordpress site

I maintain qtechtheory.org, the website of my research group, which runs Wordpress and is hosted by BlueHost. Though we've been hit with PHP injection for several weeks, I've kept the site live since ...
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Digital Ocean WordPress droplet security precautions

I'm a front-end and WordPress developer. A week ago a number of my sites got hacked on shared hosting. The sites were built to a high standard, from scratch, using Underscores. I only use a small ...
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How to stop wordpress attack with bot? [duplicate]

Here are some files that hackers modified. Inside my WordPress installation, I found an unknown folder called ID3 inside of a folder called ID3. three files 1.bots.php this is bots.php code GNU ...
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How to store an user access token on a third party site in the front end

I am working on a wordpress plugin that provides a comment thread system kind of like disqus (but different). In order to login (to post comments) the workflow is like this : User clicks on log-in ...
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Apache2 Logs, need help in identifying if it is an attack or not

Are this an example of an attack that had happened to my server? This happened few days before I checked the logs... I checked the logs to see if something was wrong since my server suddenly uses all ...
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Hacked Wordpress /index.php and /wp-content/themes/Avada/footer.php

I woke up today to see the top and bottom pages of my website displaying a link with text "Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping". I quickly went in and saw that /index.php and /wp-content/themes/Avada/footer....
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RxR__kyfet.php - Found this in the Root of my site's directory. What does it do? [duplicate]

While going through the root directory of my site I found this RxR__kyfet.php file. This is a wordpress site. I don't know php well enough to tell exactly what it does but it seems rather suspicious. ...
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How could a hacker access my Wordpress admin area?

I have two sites which appear to have been hacked. I checked the access logs and found these log entries: "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 20213 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.11; rv:47.0) Gecko/...
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Disabling TLS 1.0/ on Wordpress

I run a Wordpress website on a OVH plan, so I don't have direct control over the server. I want to disable TLS V1.0 since it has known security vulnerabilities. Most guides I have found on this have ...
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Strange Wordpress access to /search activity

I have a wordpress site and periodically I see things like this in the access logs: 256.73.103.356 - - [10/Jun/2018:10:55:51 +0000] "HEAD /search/www.rijfk.cn HTTP/1.1" 200 0 "-" "-" 256.73.103.356 - ...
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Obfuscated PHP code found on Wordpress site - has it been compromised? [duplicate]

Firstly - I expect the answer to be yes. But I never dealt with something like this so I would like some advice. A client has recently complained that their website went down. So I started ...
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Why might I want to remove the wlwmanifest.xml file in WordPress?

Often when I find resources about XML-RPC vulnerabilities with respect to the xmlrpc.php file commonly found exposed on WordPress sites, I find alongside the recommendation to remove or block the ...
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How to force authentication over HTTPS - Wordpress

During our last PCI scan, we received these 2 fail points: "Basic Authentication over HTTP" and "Web Page Transmits Login Credentials Without Encryption." Both were on Port 2077. Though our ...
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Good Vulnerable Wordpress VM or Lab? [closed]

I am looking to dive into learning more about Wordpress vulnerabilities and conducting penetration testing against them. Are there any good "Vulnerable WP Sites?" that I can download as a VM to play ...
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How to report unsuccessful attacks to the source network admins? [duplicate]

I am not an information security professional as such. I am a self-taught web developer so I hope this question is not too basic. I have set up a web store via WordPress using WooCommerce and ...
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Find the security hole on my site and prevent it [duplicate]

Last day I've noticed that my wordpress site is hacked and a PHP backdoor shell is installed on my site. Virus scanner reported that a plugin file is inside my wp-content/uploads which I did not ...
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Wordpress detect plugins when wpscan fails

I was provided a challenge from a friend, where I have a latest wordpress installation with a vulnerable plugin. I was requested to detect the vulnerability so for that I used wpscan in order to do ...
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How can WPscan bruteforce passwords without hitting any limit rate?

I've just watched this video which shows the attacker bruteforcing both usernames and passwords. How can this be achieved without hitting any limit rate? Does it mean that WordPress doesn't provide ...
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How is the WordPress nonce generated?

I'm trying to reproduce the wordpress "nonce" parameter. How is it generated? How is it related to the cookies? From codex.wordpress.com: Nonces are generated using a key and salt that are unique ...
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analyzing hacked website log : is there any link between ./etc and ./tmp when uploading files? [closed]

One of my friends got hacked and asked me for help. This guy had a single shared host and uploaded like 20 websites on it and one of them got hacked and now all of them are full of shells. I asked ...
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Wordpress server compromised

I am running a wordpress website and suddenly cpu usage spiked to 100%. When I tried to dig in, I found a binary in php/tmp folder which was running with configuration file- { "algo": "...
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Fake referer is affecting my google search results

Google search result of my wordpress site is different than original content. We have taken services of security expert and they have scanned the site and database but there is no modification in code ...
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Protecting WordPress from a single machine DoS (either in network/web level)?

I use a DigitalOcean Ubuntu 16.04 machine with Bash, LEMP and WordPress. I already did the best I can to protect the system and WordPress from BFAs and Backdoors, and to protect WordPress from DB ...
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Malicious code found in Wordpress theme [duplicate]

I found the following code in a child theme's functions.php Even if you delete it it re-generates automatically if (isset($_REQUEST['action']) && isset($_REQUEST['password']) && ($...
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How to protect a website from DDoS without a CDN? [closed]

I have basic knowledge in Bash and with that knowledge I rented a remote machine in a mostly-self-managed hosting platform (DigitalOcean) and raised a LEMP environment on which I have a website. I ...
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Privilege Escalation Wordpress

I have access to a Wordpress blog and want to read the server's /root directory that belongs to the user "root" and not "www-data". I also know his password, but I can't open an interactive shell to ...