[theme-reviewers] check for worms

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Thu Dec 9 20:15:12 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 1:58 PM, Simon Prosser <pross at pross.org.uk> wrote:
> If you have not been following twitter, check out
> http://twitter.com/#!/feckitorg/status/12908832795664385
> Otto has documented the worm in depth here
> http://ottopress.com/2010/anatomy-of-a-theme-malware/
> Themecheck dev version now has a 'worm check'
> WARNING: Worm activity detected!

The malware check would have already detected this too, BTW. Malware
authors probably aren't concerned with working around our checks. They
can just create sites of their own, SEO the crap out of them, steal a
bunch of free themes, and inject their code into them.


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