[wp-hackers] Premium plugin protection

John Blackbourn johnbillion+wp at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 04:07:30 UTC 2010

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 4:03 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> And they're on to that tactic now, too. A lot of these bastards are now
> putting in checksums and other code-checks in header.php (and functions.php,
> and elsewhere) to check for changes to the encrypted footer.php code - and
> die() if it's been changed.
> (Not that such checks are anything more than an annoyance, since they, too,
> can be cleaned up and removed.)
> Chip

Pardon my French - but what the fuck? What a ridiculous (and in vain)
effort to go to, just to try to keep people from removing your links.
*shakes head in disbelief*.

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