If you have been playing with WordPress themes or providing WordPress based web builds as part of your business, then you would have installed a nulled theme in your life.
What’s a Nulled theme?
A nulled theme is a premium theme that’s released by someone in the wild. There are multiple such sites.
Wait, isn’t that piracy?
I consider it so. But this is where two different ideals are conflicting. That’s space for another post.
So what happens when you do install a nulled theme … chances are it might contain a malware.
An infected site
This is a nightmare to handle. The worry is not at the technical front, the worry is the grief the publishing team feels … as someone who regularly writes – I would feel bad if my blog were to get compromised.
Here’s a methodical way to sort yourself out.
Immensely passionate about technology, Owen has built his career on his innate ability to understand and dissect organisational challenges and apply timely and effective solutions, typically focusing on emerging techniques and systems. Owen has been using WordPress since version 2 and runs a number of sites for himself and his clients. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and tries to learn everything about the WordPress security scene. His talk is on ‘Keeping WordPress secure, how sites get infected and how to clean them when they do.’ He decided to talk about malware in WordPress, because it’s a problem that effects a lot of people. he explained malware is just code, code in the same type of code that WordPress is, if you understand what it does and how it does it then there are steps you can take to avoid it.
via Owen Cutajar: How WordPress Malware Works and How to Clean an Infected Site — WordPress.tv