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Spammers modify sites’ core WordPress files for long-lasting compromise

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Aug 17, 2016.

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    In their quest to compromise WordPress installations and prevent site owners from discovering it and cleaning up the website, blackhat SEO spammers have turned to modifying core WordPress files. The content management system’s popularity and the fact it is used by many site owners and admins that are not that tech savvy make WordPress sites an easy target for attackers. The initial compromise usually happens due to the use of weak passwords, malware, and outdated … More →

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