Nulled Scripts and nulled Themes
nulled scripts are known as null extensions, which allow one to utilize a certain commercial software even when there’s no valid license key. This is particularly important in case of open source software, as many platforms have provisions to enable or disable use of certain “orphaned” or “nulled” scripts. However, it is not recommended to use nulled themes as they can also come with holes that can be easily exploited by programmers and result in a security breach. This is the reason why nulled script types fall under the Premium category in the official WordPress installers.
If you have used the default installation of WordPress, you might come across called files or plugin elements. Unfortunately, these elements are silently causing issues with your hosting account and WordPress. They take WordPress and replace important files, causing your theme to become unstable and/or non-functional. Luckily, you can prevent this from happening by using a powerful plugin called No plugin script Hijacklist. The plugin will not only remove null files, but will also prevent plugin elements from loading properly and will also prevent your theme from being able to connect to the database.
There are two major ways in which your nulled plugin could cause a problem. The first is related to invalid license keys. When you install a plugin, you usually generate a set of license keys, which are needed by the WordPress installation. A number of malicious third-party coders have found ways to “crack” these keys, allowing them to install anything they want on your hosting account. By preventing plugin loading and forcing the closing of any open tabs in your “about” section, you can easily solve this problem. You can also prevent nulled script usage altogether by installing No Script Hijacklist.
The second major problem that you can run into if you have a nulled script is related to “malware”. This stands for “Malicious Ware”, and is a different type of threat to your WordPress hosting account. Essentially, when a malicious script is installed, it can open doors for more damage to be done, such as stealing your website’s trade secrets. In order to solve this, you need to install No Script Hijacklist. It removes the ability of the plugin to read the web-socket, preventing the script from opening.
Both of these problems are related to the use of paid-per-download programs, which are continually popping up and stealing your information. These can include credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, etc. The most popular way these scripts get onto your server is through downloaded WordPress themes and plugin downloads. When you have a premium WordPress plan and you choose to download your own theme or plugin, you have the option of purchasing either a PayPal or a Google checkout. Unfortunately, these purchases do not always go through, which leaves you with a big hole in your pocket and no way to get your money back.
Another major issue lies in the use of “strings” or globals in your URL structure. If you have a normal FTP client, you may be able to see the request details from the web server and determine what types of files are being transferred. However, if you are using a web-based FTP tool such as Upload Manager, you may see nothing but strings. Strings can include anything from “?” to “;” and anything between these two. This makes it very difficult to track down any web-backdoors that may be present, as they are all mixed up together.
To get around this problem, there are two solutions. The first is to change your FTP password and clear your logs. This requires the sprintforyn, which is quite a bit more difficult to learn than a simple command line interface such as curling. Although you will probably still be affected by the fact that “?” is replaced with “;” at times, this method will work to find nulled php scripts.
The second method is to convert your files to use “!” instead of “;” in their path. This plugin will create a read-only extension for your PHP code, which will make it impossible for a hacker to read your files and extract your information. This plugin is also compatible with nulled themes, which allows you to seamlessly transition from one theme to the other.