[theme-reviewers] check for worms

Simon Prosser pross at pross.org.uk
Thu Dec 9 20:21:26 UTC 2010

Yea i know that, im just thinking what if someone downloaded one of
these themes, then decided to edit it and make it their theme..
I wanted theme-check to tell them that they were using an infected theme.

On 9 December 2010 20:15, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> 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.
> -Otto
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