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    How I Removed Malware Counter-WordPress.com on my Hacked WordPress blog

    September 3, 2011
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    I have read ShoutMeLoud post on WordPress sites using Timthumb.php is Prone to Hacking couple of days back, and after 2-3 days back I encountered a very strange problem on Chrome browser. When ever I opened my WordPress blog on Chrome browser, it shows following message: “www.abc.com contains content from counter-wordpress.com, a site known to distribute malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site.” I also check my site at different browsers (Mozilla, IE ...

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    WordPress sites using Timthumb.php is Prone to Hacking [Almost Every Themes]

    August 25, 2011
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    Today one of my Client pinged me and told me that he is unable to login to his Wp-admin. His wp-admin was giving some error as mentioned below: “warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/stony/public_html/wp-settings.php:748) in /home/stony/public_html/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 868” When I logged into client site via FTP, I see some of the files were modified and some weird php files were added. The first weird code was ...

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    Security Alert: WpPhpMyAdmin WordPress plugin Can Expose your Site to Hacker

    July 23, 2011
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    At ShoutMeLoud, I keep writing about various WordPress plugin and in some of the post I mentioned about phpMyadmin plugin, which used to be one useful plugin to open phpmyadmin from WordPress dashboard. Personally I used to have this plugin on couple of my blogs until today. Update: Now you can use Adminer plugin to access PHPMyAdmin from WordPress dashboard. Today couple of my blogs were giving some weird error and even my Antivirus Nod32 was ...

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    Top WordPress Security Plugins To Check Hacked WordPress blog

    October 28, 2010

    WordPress is a php & database based blogging platform and is always targeted by hackers. There are many WordPress plugins are there which are very useful to prevent WordPress hacking. Here I have created a list of  Top WordPress Security Plugins which will help you to protect your blog from hackers. We have already informed how hacked WordPress themes harm your blog and why you should not download free premium WordPress themes. Anyways, many bloggers still fall ...

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    How Hacked WordPress Themes Harms your Blog?

    October 26, 2010
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    I’m sure all of us here who are using WordPress are aware of Premium and free WordPress themes and their advantages and disadvantages. And also, many of you are aware that you can easily find any Premium WordPress theme on torrent or warez site. Many bloggers, don’t even realize that these hacked WordPress themes are slowly effecting your blog, as many of them contains encrypted links, code.  In this post we will look into some ...

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    Limit Login Attempt : Secure WordPress from Brute Force Attack

    July 25, 2010
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    Being a blogger it is obvious that you are much concerned about the blog security. We all like to keep our blogs secure against the hackers. Wordpress users are lucky enough that there are several security plugins and other template tweaks to safeguard the blog from hacking attempts. One of them is changing the default wordpress username ‘admin’

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    7 Essential WordPress Security Tips

    July 5, 2010
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    For any website, a security strategy is a must. And as wordpress is the most popular open source software for blogging, it is a primary target of many malicious attacks. Wordpress has many protective plugins, functions and techniques to save you. When used in an aggregate, these tools can defend you from vicious activity, hacks, spam and other threats. Let us have a look to few of these techniques today.

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