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Is it possible for a rogue code to insert a cron job?

Discussion in 'Security' started by albatroz, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. albatroz

    albatroz Well-Known Member

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    We recently discovered that a wordpress site was infected with malware and was sending SPAM
    using a cronjob, so I was wondering how was this cronjob created if the CPanel password is encrypted.
     
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    The response by @Jcats is correct - these sorts of malware have been on an uptick recently which is a reminder that it is extremely important to ensure that your WordPress/CMS installations are up to date and secure Wordpress has some advice on this which might be helpful as well Hardening WordPress « WordPress Codex

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