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Dodgy looking code in a theme ? (3 posts)

  1. dgoodchild
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just downloaded lose my mind ii and the .css file seems to contain a whole load of data which (to my uneducated eye) looks like malware.
    there's a few instances of sections which start :

    (data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhHgCBANUAAAAAAP///09lg1dwkFdwkF54m155nGeBo2qDpXSMq3aNrH+VsoOYtIqeuI+iu5epwJytw6Ky......

    could anyone tell me if this is safe ? are themes which are listed on wordpress.org checked to be ok ? can i just remove those sections and carry on as normal ?

    thanks for any advice.

  2. EMG
    Forum Volunteer
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Not a mod or a staff member, but I would suggest keeping a hard copy of the zipped up theme and then removing those suspicious strings from your working theme copy and seeing what happens.

    Removing them shouldn't be a problem.

  3. chaoskaizer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    dont worry that chunk of code is just a base64 encoded image. It a valid data URI image type but not supported by some browsers (IE).

    http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2397

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