Support » Plugin: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) » [Plugin: Better WP Security] File Change Warning – How do I tell if it is a Hacker?

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    I just installed the Better WP Security plugin on two separate sites I am working on. Both sites have since sent out multiple emails stating there have been multiple file changes made – but I do not know what this means or how to tell if this is because of a hacker.

    Here are some examples of the file change warnings:
    wp-content/plugins/business-directory-plugin/languages/WPBDM.pot Monday July 2nd, 2012 at 4:21 pm UTC 2d66c7a9fa793a74bb835c5a087abf39
    wp-content/plugins/si-contact-form/star.png Monday July 2nd, 2012 at 3:18 pm UTC 6c8273e7a485fb777314ea9d0b5a103b

    If I cannot get some insight on what these file changes mean or why they are happening I will discontinue to use this plugin with the assumption it does not work and my sites have been hacked.

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  • i’d also like to know – i get hordes of these warning from over 50 sites that i manage. how do i know when to react?

    If you’ve updated a plugin, theme, etc than you should get a warning. If the files changes haven’t been touched than you might have a problem. Take a look at the files themselves to know for certain.

    i have same problem
    20 emails a day on a site that is not live and has had no changes

    plus it locks me out for an hour while its sending these mails

    us at your own risk !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    @art4life I’ve replied to you on another thread on this. Have you thought of disabling this particular feature? As the documentation states not all features should work on every site.

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