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So I've Just Got Hacked...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Atmos, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Atmos

    Atmos Newbie

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    My wordpress account recently got hacked merely 2 hours ago but my hosting service was able to fix it.

    I just have a quick question, is it possible for wordpress plugins to be a gateway for hackers? There was a sketchy google plus plugin that I downloaded recently so I'm just curious.

    And to my fellow Hatters, make sure you check every DL that you get as it will increase the potential of losing all your work and learn from my mistakes.
    As for me, I have to work on what I've lost.

    Be safe,

    Atmos
     
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  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Absolutely, there are loads of wordpress plugins with backdoors. Be really careful where you get them from.
     
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  3. Atmos

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    Thought so, thanks for the reply. :)
     
  4. DanielMA

    DanielMA Registered Member

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    The only way you can tell if a plugin contains a backdoor is to read through the code. Or maybe do a google search on it before you use it? Chance is that ppl have found the backdoor before you! :)
     
  5. Atmos

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    Yeah, who ever it was. They got me bad & I was literally freaking out :D.
    I have little knowledge of reading plugins as I'm just a starter. I'll get there soon but atleast it gave me a better sense of awareness in downloading.
     
  6. sonofsam

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    I'd contact your host and work it out with them