[wp-hackers] Free themes have backlinks and backdoors inserted in
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Mon Jan 26 09:01:52 GMT 2009
grepping for http:// wont help, they'll just obfuscate it.
Ways which it'd be possible to insert malicious links:
include()(remote url) / fopen() / JS / eval() / urldecode() / chr() /
. (string concat'ing 'h' . 'tt' . 'p')..
In short.. If you make a plugin, It'll be worked around by the
majority of those who insert the links..
2009/1/26 Brian Krausz <brian at nerdlife.net>:
> 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:
>> 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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