How to Clean an Infected Site — WordPress.tv

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.

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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

Responsibility and Liberty in Advertisements

Airtel recently (March 2016) launched a series of Television Commercials (TVCs) bringing out the benefits of it’s 4G network.

This followed by a slew of Ads featuring the Airtel 4G Girl (if you don’t know who, then Google this). So now, apart from claiming a lifetime of free telephone bills (I don’t know how many people did attempt the Airtel 4G Challenge), the new set of advertisements talk about how broad and wide the reach is of the Airtel 4G network.

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Miro: Video going opensource

miro I am a hardcore VLC fan. For the past 6 years I have been using VideoLAN player without any complaints. I still dont have any complaint with it per se. In fact back in the days of my college, we used to say … when in doubt, use VLC.

What I am saying, is that its hard for any video player to get me to switch to it. I have tried many … but I find myself back to VLC for video and Winamp for audio. Until now. I had heard about Miro being an opensource community led player, had installed it as well … but I had not given it a whirl. I am glad I did.

Miro is a good replacement for VLC, it has community support, built-in downloaders (bittorrent as well!), a healthy set of video streams to download from … and all of then open-licensed (TED Talks, etc). It does take a bit more resources (which is probably why I will still use VLC for my laptops), but it simplifies the playlist management a lot.

Highly recommended that you give this a chance if you have an internet connection.