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

Dhruva Sagar dhruva.sagar at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 09:06:20 GMT 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 2:34 PM, mrmist <listswphackers at mist.org.uk> wrote:

> In message <a51040f00901260050j3b4f24fl27f7d6cd0667859a at mail.gmail.com>,
> Mayur somani <somani.mayur at gmail.com> writes
>> 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.
> I don't really fancy listing all the ways I know to obfuscate links into
> themes, as even though I find the practice shady listing them all would
> provide an easy-listing resource for people wanting to do just that.
> Of course if you are serious about writing a plugin to defend against such
> things, I'm sure if you google a bit you will find all sorts of references
> to hidden links and how they get there.

I strongly agree to the same.

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Thanks & Regards,
Dhruva Sagar.

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