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  • I have Ipower host, which is suspect by many WP owners now, but I don’t know if this is a security breach with them.

    Added Plugin Firewall WordPress 2 2 weeks ago. I got notified yesterday that someone inserted code in my search function, like this:
    ‘s = Search this site…/trackback’.
    I assume anyone using the search function would get redirected. This is only in one of my 4 blogs.

    Has anyone ever seen spam be able to get in the search function before?

    Also, I would like to tighten up my permissions, but 644 doesn’t work for my ftp nor my host. I finally had to settle for 754. Not much different from 755, but not sure what else I can do. Suggestions?

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  • The fact that you got an email means that the attack was blocked.

    Your whole site should be 755 except .htaccess and wp-admin/index.php which should be 644.

    Thanks, Jonas, for the confirmation on permission. I do have that, just wanted to make sure that wasn’t my fault.

    And you’re right, Firewall did stop it. But I’m concerned that somehow the hacker got inside my WordPress! How?!

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