Recently Talk Binary was hacked! I visited this site a few weeks ago, and was surprised to see that Google was telling me that my site was spreading malicious malware! I immediately checked my WordPress and didn’t see that I needed any critical updates for WordPress. So I checked my theme’s files and to my surprise saw mysterious 1292837487adiahsfiuh12387a.php files with some malicious code. I immediately deleted them. I then started to remove all old and outdated plugins that I no longer used. I even removed all old themes that I didn’t use anymore just in case they had vulnerabilities since all this code was still alive on my server. I saved old backups just in case, and have been considering doing a clean reboot.
Organically, Google and other services removed my site from their blacklist, so everything is good now! How did it happen? I have no idea. This just showed me that this can happen to anyone (since it happened to me)!
Since a few friends of mine and I have been interviewing in the past, I’ve also decided to start including a few interview type questions followed with optimal solutions. That way, it would be an awesome way to stay sharp for when the time comes. If you have any questions you’d like to share, feel free to share it through our Contact page.
I’ll post one soon so stay tuned. I’m also very active on Twitter so feel free to follow me.