Those sneaky Germans

biks

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So I had just grabbed a motherload of Wordpress themes from here:

Code:
http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/40987-get-4-5k-wordpress-themes.html

I found one that I liked, was getting ready to start building a tiny blog farm with it when I noticed a whole shit pile of encrypted code in the footer and in the sidebar I found this:

eval(gzinflate(base64_decode

Apparently you can insert malware and have all sorts of popups appear on the site once your up and running. I'm sure you old timer SEO hotshots know all this, but I sure didn't. (I believe eval is echo in German. The template has all sorts of links back to Germany.)

I guess the moral of the story is to thoroughly wash anything you find lying on the ground online. You guys have seen all this before, right? Anything else like this that I should keep my eyes out for?
 

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(I believe eval is echo in German. The template has all sorts of links back to Germany.)

yesss, we are sneaky :cow_yello

:D

just for your info: echo = Echo in german. eval is not a german word, but looks to me like an abbriviation to evaluation or something similar.
 

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eval is for execution of a stringcode (? did I phrase that correct) like

Code:
$text = "print 'hello';";
eval($text);

this script would print out "hello" on your page.
 

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Some WP Themes i have found on a warez forum, have hundrets of backlinks on the footer with many space, but this is more sneaky. :eek:
 

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So I had just grabbed a motherload of Wordpress themes from here:

Code:
http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/40987-get-4-5k-wordpress-themes.html
I found one that I liked, was getting ready to start building a tiny blog farm with it when I noticed a whole shit pile of encrypted code in the footer and in the sidebar I found this:

eval(gzinflate(base64_decode

Apparently you can insert malware and have all sorts of popups appear on the site once your up and running. I'm sure you old timer SEO hotshots know all this, but I sure didn't. (I believe eval is echo in German. The template has all sorts of links back to Germany.)

I guess the moral of the story is to thoroughly wash anything you find lying on the ground online. You guys have seen all this before, right? Anything else like this that I should keep my eyes out for?

Don't you mean a 'Fatherland' load of...
 
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Lol, you are really sick...

A litte trip to coding for you?

Normally it is just use as a lang construct to call given strings, of course used to evaluate the given string as PHP code.

It has nothing to do with Germans. I don't know your problem that points you to that brain fart...
 

sebamann1

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Lol, you are really sick...

A litte trip to coding for you?

Normally it is just use as a lang construct to call given strings, of course used to evaluate the given string as PHP code.

It has nothing to do with Germans. I don't know your problem that points you to that brain fart...
don't take it personal, it's british humour :p
 
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