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  • As if working full time, commuting, and having 3 kids were not hard enough on the whole blogging habit, I have been hacked now.

    These pathetic fools have hacked my blog – and my main reaction is .. how can I fix this in the 15 minutes I really do not have before I rush off to work.


    I need a wordpress fiend who can give me some strategies for diagnosing what they mod’d

    I know a lot about wordpress but I do not want to nuke this theme and re-install, I reaaaalllly do not. All I have right now is FTP access. I will be happy to go through the whole upgrade and such but I refuse to do it under duress and I do not know how to clean what I have now before I upgrade.

    Some people have actual things to do, people to feed, I do not need this crap.


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  • whooami



    <meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress 2.1″ /> <!– leave this for stats –>

    theres the first problem.

    and while I appreciate your complaints, that version is ohh, about 10 months obsolete. In other words, youve had ample time, you seem to have made plenty of posts in that time…

    Now that Im done with the spanking:

    You cant fix it in 15 mins, because you dont know what they have done.

    You need to change your passwords, mysql, ftp, etc..

    You need to look through your files. Use the timestamps that you see while in FTP to see whats been ‘touched’ recently.

    You need to check the permissions on the files.

    You need to upgrade.

    Just to name a few things.

    You also need to let your host know.

    whooami: thnx .. although it might be hard to fathom for people here in the bleeding edge WP world, there are lots of blogs out there that do not for various reasons upgrade a whole lot .. I make no excuses .. I kept up for a while .. but its life that likes to intrude.

    of course I have gone through and looked at time stamps and last access/login… all clean.

    they did this without logging in and i do not see any footprints yet in the time stamps.

    I think I need to know one thing:

    can i fix this by upgrading if it looks like my database is fine?

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