I have read ShoutMeLoud post on WordPress sites using Timthumb.php is Prone to Hacking couple of days back, and after 2-3 days “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 & Opera) but this weird message was appearing only on Chrome browser. I was certain that my site is hacked and like any other guy, I searched about this issue on Google and found tons of useful information which helped me to recover my Hacked WordPress blog. Since timthumb.php hack is going to last for some time as many people haven’t updated their themes, plugin or unknowingly some plugin might be using this script. So here I’m going to note down steps which I have taken and other steps which you can take to recover your hacked site. Update everything: Most of the plugins and themes which were using bugged … [Read more...] about How I Removed Virus from My Hacked WordPress blog
Infected computer virus removal
Viruses and malware’s are one of the cons of computer. The only way of staying safe is prevention. One of the threats of being connected to literally everyone else on the planet is the risk of getting a malware infection on your computer. While that is not the only threat, it is probably one that affects most people, from kids looking for comic strips to grandmas who just want to see the latest pictures of their grand-kids. Someone might have said your computer could get infected with malware if you use or download pirated software or watch porn online. While it was true (5 years back), these days, you could get infected just by visiting random sites that you find on Google. These are called drive-by malware. Here are the tips I give to my customers and which has kept my PC infection free for the past 11 years (even without an antivirus software). And especially people who are paranoid about their system security, or work online, these anti-malware tips will be really … [Read more...] about Malware – 5 Tips to Keep Your PC Safe
WordPress is like Microsoft Windows for the blogging world. To date, this open source software powers almost 30% of all websites in the world. Whenever a software gets that famous, the bad guys begin to target it. WordPress is no exception to this trend. I write a blog called Interview Mantra that runs on the self-hostedWordPress platform. My website got hacked and I didn’t even come to know of it until my WordPress dashboard crashed two months later. At the time, I had no clue how to get this issue sorted out. I wanted to get to the root of the problem and safely recover my website with minimal time and effort. I viewed the html source of my blog’s homepage and found that a snippet of malicious script was attached just before the tag. This is an encrypted script obfuscated on purpose to hide the code. After Googling for a while, I found a site to decrypt this script. This was the script after decryption: Oh my god! This means that this script is trying to call a … [Read more...] about The Sad Story Of My Hacked WordPress Blog and The Lessons Learned
One way to keep your self secure is by knowing how do hackers hack password and what all methods and software’s they generally use. By knowing how hackers can get into your account, you will be in better situation to understand what are the possible ways you can lose your account information and passwords & you can protect yourself from getting hacked next time. Read: 5 Ways to Keep yourself safe while using Internet How do Hackers get Passwords? There are some common technique which hackers uses to hack passwords. One of them is phishing pages, where a hacker will send a login page of Gmail or Facebook and it will look exactly the same as real Facebook login page. Most of the time they use Social engineering skills like, they will send message saying “This person has posted your bad picture on Facebook, click here to check your photo”, and once you click on the link, you will be taken to login page, as soon as you enter your password, it will be sent to hacker, … [Read more...] about How do Hackers Hack your Passwords?
Here at ShoutMeLoud, I sell few e-books (Free + Paid) & plugins. I use Mac OS, as it’s more secure than Windows. Needless to say, I’m little paranoid about security. I ensure my system remains safe by using inbuilt Mac Firewall & stay away from downloading files from unreliable sources. Getting back to why I ended up searching for online virus scanner: ShoutMeLoud free WordPress Guide eBook has been downloaded more than 5000 times and in the past 2 months, I received 2 emails saying that their antivirus software (Avast to be precise) disabled the file access. Here is the email that I received: This was something unlikely to happen & I started digging more into this issue. The very first step was to check if the file is infected or not. (Do read the second section to learn about virus false positive detection). My requirement was simple, as I needed one tool that could check the database of all popular antiviruses & detect any viruses, worms, trojans or … [Read more...] about How To Check Virus Online By Uploading File?