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Base64 code – is it always a concern?

  • Hi there!

    Is base64 code always a concern when found in files?

    I’m asking because the plugin Exploit Scanner found it in several plugin files & in the wp-includes-class-wp-atom-server.php file.

    Plugins include
    Google Analytics for WordPress
    WP SuperCache
    Wp-Meetup

    My thinking is that I should re-install fresh copies of the plugins & a fresh WP-includes folder. Or do I only need the one file wp-atom-server.php?

    Or is it sometimes a false positive, and sometimes supposed to be there?

    Same with the “eval” code — this also shows up in several of the plugins. Is that necessarily bad & the plugins should be re-installed?

    Would be very grateful for someone more experienced to confirm or call me out… Want to clean it up, just don’t want to break this site.

    Thank you!

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