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Japanese characters in my websites description

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by randei, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. randei

    randei Registered Member

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    Looks like my website is infected. When I search for my website in the search engines there are Japanese characters in the website description. Also some pages have some Japanese characters when I look in the wordpress admin area. Who also had this/how to solve it?
    Regards randei
     

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  2. bigot

    bigot Registered Member

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    I visited your site (assumed pixelbedlam). After 30 years of loading time, I saw those characters in the "<title>" section.

    First thing to do is check what plugins you have, this is usually where this kind of crap comes from.
    Second, check your WP title settings.
    Third, check that article's title.

    Afternote: Your other pages don't seem to have this problem. Perhaps someone got unauthorized access and made those posts. Erase the articles you didn't put there yourself and change your password.
     
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  3. dr_0x

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    Always update Wordpress on a regular basis. Avoid all but the most common and most used plugins.
     
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    brave, he said his website got hacked and the first thing you do is open it in a browser?
    just hope there weren't any browser exploits/malware :D
    just as tip, next time use curl to check the src first (but make sure to set a different UA)

    OP: copy some of those jp characters and check all php/js files if they match any of them.
    additionally look for base64_decode() and eval() to find backdoors. this by far doesn't detect all, but its a start.
    if you aren't familiar with security its best to reinstall and don't use old backups of plugins/themes.
     
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    It's ok, I used IE5.

    Strongly agree, also check "passthru", "system" and "shell_exec". Most of the time these (as well as base64_decode) are encoded as hex strings like "\x3F", so searching for them directly doesn't always work. If that's the case, search for the hex string footprint "\x". If you find a bunch in a row like "\x00\xAA\x99" etc., you should investigate.
     
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