Although this is not a WordPress issue, we want to inform our readers about a hacker attack on Twitter today. Breaking News: Twitter Hacked by #TurkishHacker? On Monday, May 10, 2010, we noticed several tweets to the hashtag of #TurkishHacker. These indicated that a malicious hacker has hacked … Read more about Twitter Just Hacked? Removed Followers and Following to 0
Protect WP config php File The wp-config.php file contains very sensitive information about your WordPress installation, including your database access, table prefix and Secret Keys. The wp-config.php file is a standard part of your WordPress installation. It defines the configuration settings … Read more about WordPress Security Tip – How to Protect the wp-config.php File
Go Daddy continues to work around-the-clock to investigate the latest website attacks and to keep your website safe. They have added new help guides and tutorials for webmasters and are reaching out to their customers through emails and telephone calls. In addition, on May 5, 2010 Scott Gerlach, … Read more about Exploit on WordPress Returns – Go Daddy Responds!
Early this morning, we received reports that WordPress blogs were hacked on Linux shared-hosting at DreamHost, as well as other hosting companies. This is dangerous scareware which tries to install a virus on your visitor's computer. WordPress, Zencart and other php-based platforms were hit. Our … Read more about Breaking News: WordPress Hacked with Zettapetta on DreamHost
The aftermath of the on-going hacks directed at major hosting services continues to cause pain with those trying to clean up and restore their sites. Once again, we at WPSecurityLock.com want to stress that these attacks are not limited to any one platform or any one hosting company. We have had … Read more about CONTINUING STORY – Dangerous Malware Alert – Self-Hosted Sites Hack Update – Go Daddy Responds!
We've just received word that websites were maliciously hacked on shared hosting at NetworkSolutions today. WordPress sites were hacked, as well as other CMS systems. This attack is affecting the cgi-bin directory. It creates or modifies a .htaccess file that loads new php files. The php.ini file is … Read more about Breaking News! WordPress Hacked on Network Solutions
On May 1, 2010, Hosting providers were hacked again with malicious attacks similar to last month containing the kdjkfjskdfjlskdjf dot com code. WPSecurityLock has reported several sites that have been hacked for a second time. The variation appears to be the same script redirecting to different … Read more about Breaking News! Dangerous Malware Alert – Self-Hosted Sites On Major Hosting Service Hacked Again!
Many have heard the old cliche, "the haves versus the have-nots". Fewer may be aware of Steve Gibson's quote on hard drives: "There are two kinds of hard drives, those that have crashed and those that have not crashed yet!" I am proposing a mashup of these two quotes into "The Hacked" and "The … Read more about May Day Mayday! “The Hacked” And “The Hacked-Nots”
Currently, WordPress works on both PHP 4 and PHP 5 based platforms. However, soon WordPress will not longer support PHP 4. As you're probably aware WordPress 3.0 is soon to be released to the public. It has been said that many features will be coded to run in PHP 5 only. Some existing features, such … Read more about How to Upgrade from PHP 4.x to PHP 5.x at Go Daddy
WordPress blogs hosted on Go Daddy and other hosting companies were hacked by another malicious attack on April 24, 2010 at 6:54am. What was visible in the source code was This is dangerous malware! It tries to infect your visitors computers with a virus. If a visitor is not protected with a … Read more about Cechirecom.com.js.php – WordPress Hacked | Case Study