Support » Plugin: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) » Log : 3560 files changed (and no change from me)

  • Hello,
    I use better wp security since 8 months now and it has always worked fine. Every time I update a plugin, I can see the “files changed” in my logs.

    But yesterday, I had 3560 files changed in my blog and I was not connected since last week. So, I am very worried. Do you know if it could only be a hacker or if there could be another explanation ?

    Thanks a lot.


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  • Just an update : I’ve been through the modified files list in the plugin and I found that the modified files date is not all the same day. There are files modified in january for example.
    So I don’t understand why there are listed in my 31th march report…
    Could it be a bug ? Until now, it worked perfectly.

    Thank you.


    I have experienced what may be the same issue. The Changed File log on 7 Apr for one of my sites shows 1890 files Modified. This is probably most of the files on the site, and most in the log have a modification date of 30 Jan when WordPress was installed. I copied one of the “Modified” files from the site and did a diff with a version from an old backup and there was no difference. Unless I have missed something I suspect there may be a bug with hash checking under certain circumstances.

    Other than the occasional minor issue, I agree with you, Better WP Security works well and seems to be the best WordPress security plugin I have found.

    thank you Dave.

    For now, this problem did not happened again. It is not a big issue but this functionality is useful if it works fine. If I can’t trust the report, then it is a problem for me.

    But I will continue to use this plugin because it is a very good product.

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