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Wordpress zero day and malware

Fri 06 February 2015

The goal of most hackers is to infect your website with malware. Common malware threats include: Pharma Hacks – Injects spam into your website database or files Backdoors – Allows hackers to gain access to your website at any time using FTP or your WordPress admin area Drive by Downloads – When a hacker uses a script to download a file to the users computer, either without their knowledge or by misleading the visitor and saying the software does something useful File and Database Injections – Inserts code into your files or database that lets the hackers do a number of different things Malicious Redirects – Redirects visitors to a page of theirs that misleads people into downloading an infected file Phishing – Used to acquire usernames, passwords, email addresses, and other sensitive information

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