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A lot of spam (5 posts)

  1. gspiliog
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've noticed that when I activate the theme there is a lot of spam mails. maybe check the security set up?

  2. Caroline Moore
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Any theme downloaded from the WordPress.org repository, including Spun, goes through a review process, which includes checks for security and spam. It's very unlikely the theme is the cause, or I'd have heard about it by now.

    I'd take steps to harden your WordPress installation, and install a spam filter of some kind:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @gspiliog: That sounds like you've been hacked. The theme is not the culprit. What is your site url?

  4. gspiliog
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @esmi I currently set the theme on thefarmathens.com/site

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I cannot find any malware on your site but I think you should proceed as if the site has been compromised. You should start working your way through these resources:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/268083#post-1065779
    http://smackdown.blogsblogsblogs.com/2008/06/24/how-to-completely-clean-your-hacked-wordpress-installation/
    http://ottopress.com/2009/hacked-wordpress-backdoors/

    Anything less will probably result in the hacker walking straight back into your site again.

    Additional Resources:
    Hardening WordPress
    http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/
    http://www.unmaskparasites.com/
    http://blog.sucuri.net/2012/03/wordpress-understanding-its-true-vulnerability.html

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