More Hack Nastiness

April 27, 2008

So, until the WordPress people get back to me on what, exactly, this hack does, and how, exactly, to beat it permanently (I'm pretty sure I have it licked, but am feeling skittish), I recommend that if you have read the blog at all in April, you delete all your browser cookies.

I'm probably being overly cautious. However, I found what I suspect is the hack payload file in one of my backups. And a reading of the code showed a function named "read_visitors()". I'm not enough of a php expert to tell exactly what it does. But other portions of the hack messed about with cookies. So wearing my ultra-paranoid hat, I say, toss those cookies.

Did I mention I was pissed off? There's a domain name that ends in ".cn" that I'd like to toast right now.

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