[wp-hackers] Free themes have backlinks and backdoors inserted in code?

Brian Krausz brian at nerdlife.net
Mon Jan 26 08:56:04 GMT 2009

Alternatively, it would be really neat to regex-out any URL from theme
files, and compare it to a list of malicious sites (or build a list of links
to external URLs, easily done with a code equivalent of `grep -R "http://"
*`).  Then, maybe whenever a user goes to activate a theme (or on the theme
selection page), show them that list.


On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 3:50 AM, Mayur somani <somani.mayur at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> While researching on some of the, so called, black hat SEO strategies,
> I found many tricks to insert backlinks and backdoors into free
> wordpress themes and then distributing them.
> Now this is unacceptible. So, please list any of the ways you know to
> insert backlinks and backdoors into themes files. I am planning to
> write a plugin that will scan all the theme files to report any
> malicious code there.
> Thank you for your time.
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