Weird things happens. Mostly in WordPress. One morning you see that your permalinks became a something like this:
Or your feed crapped like this:
error on line 22 at column 71: xmlParseEntityRef: no name wordpress
Do not panic – you’re hacked. And there is three steps to get rid of it.
1) Restore your permalinks
Go to Admin panel -> Settings -> Permalinks.
Set your permalink structure to whatever it was earlier. If you don’t even imagine what it was – you can always ask google for it – just like this: site:yourblogurl.com – and you’ll see the answer in the links to your site.
2) Kill the intruder(s)
Go to your preferred mysql administration tool (say, MySqlAdmin) and run this code in the SQL window:
SELECT * FROM `wp_usermeta` WHERE `meta_value` LIKE '%script%'
You’ll see the list of records, write down user_ids of those guys.
Go to Admin panel -> Users -> Authors & Users, copy the edit link for any user, it’ll be somethings like:
Then paste it into address line, and change user_id=XX to the first user_id you wrote. Go.
Replace First name with whatever you want (for example “z”), insert “email@example.com” into Email field (or whatever, but remember it, you’ll need it later) and set the Role into Subscriber. Push Update user. Then repeat with the next one in your user_ids list. After you finished – just type in into the search line word “motherfncker” (or whatever you set emails to). Now – just delete bastards!
3) Defend the base
Just upgrade your wordpress. If you will do it periodically – there will be no such problems at all!
If you do not have ability to use some SQL tool – you can try to blind find bastards:
Go to Admin panel -> Users -> Authors & Users
Note the number of Admin users (right under “Users” header). One of them is you, all others – bastard ones 🙂
Try to find max. user_id in the list by hovering your mouse over links. Then copy the edit link of the user with topmost ID, insert it into address line, change it to next number and go. Did not work? Try the next number. Or previous one. You can even loop through all IDs not in use. And when you’ll find him – you know what to do!
Now I’m ready to test something.
Someone can think that picture is offensive somehow – I assure you that is not.
At first, Ahsoka isn’t child, she seems so only next to Skywalker. At second she’s a freekin cartoon character – she have no age at all.
BlogJet is a commercial blog client for Windows. And I made this and previous posts using this software. Hmmm. BlogJet is much better than BlogDesk one…. But I still need to edit the post after posting is done. Where are papagraph styles? Where are h1 h2 h3 h4 etc… ?? Where is real WYSIWYG editor? Where is image properties editing after I inserted it? Where human-readable image naming (check this out – in previous post image on my HDD named arch-enemy-2007-rise-of-the-tyrant-promo.jpg became some kind of non-seo non-human non-anyone set of letters)?
Author may talk about money, work to be done, “how he make controls that were snatched by microsoft”, and some mental shit, but I must say one thing. BlogJet is crap. Just like BlogDesk. Please note that BlogDesk is free to use, when BlogJet’s author wants $39.95. I’ll put them both in one place – and it will be /dev/null.
The official site says
Blog editor on steroids.
Now better than ever.
1. Remember, kids, steroids are bad. And this piece of binary crap proves it.
2. If this is better than ever – what’s bad?
3. Why 2.0? Did you anything for it? NO! It must be 1.99 – and so on – 1.100, 1.101.
Today I’ll test a software called BlogDesk. Here is their icon , and here is their web-site.
BlogDesk is the offline weblog client, features WYSIWYG editor, ImageWizard, Thumbnails creator etc. For example I inserted a program’s screenshot, and as you can see, thumbnail generation works wery well 😉 Seems I’ll try to use it for more time, maybe it’s an editor-of-my-dreams….
Seems like BlogDesk is crap. I edited all the links and srcs. Without editing – they all was pointed to “file:// ” (i.e. to my local hard drive).
Now I don’t know if I try this toy anymore.
Many people wanna know, what happened to the daily show. And know what? I know that they do from my web-server’s logs.
So I must answer fairly – I don’t know. I really do not have any idea, what happened to the daily show.
That’s the answer 🙂
I hate 404s. I use awstats to watch my logs, and I hate when it shows some 404s…
I can tolerate some virus-generated URLs but when I see this “/feed%3Ahttp%3A//eyedmax.com/feed/“or search bot asking me for robots.txt or favicon.ico (and I haven’t one) – I can blow up.
My advices to all webmasters are following:
Don’t trouble Google ’till Google troubles you!