We all know how important is to keep your WordPress website as secured as possible but still there are many ways to breach WorPress Security and one of them includes having a malicous code in your theme.
Possible Reasons for having a malicious code in your theme
- You might be using a free theme which is not coded properly giving an attacker a chance to gain sensitive information.
- You might have downloaded the theme from an non-trusted Source.
- There is chance that somehow an attacker was able to breach your WordPress security measures and he might have added a malicious code in your theme for future use.
WordPress Security Plugins to check your theme for Malicious code
TAC – TAC stands for Theme Authenticity Checker. It searches every source files in your installed theme for signs of malicious code. After scanning your theme, TAC will displays the path to the theme file, the line number, and a small snippet, If malicious or suspicious code is found in your theme.
Antivirus – Antivirus is a easy to use WordPress Security plugin which automatically scans your theme templates for any possible malicious code injection. This plugin will display an virus alert in your wordpress admin bar, If any malicious code is found in your theme template.
Theme Check – Theme check plugin allows you to test your theme and make sure it’s up to spec with the latest theme review standards. While this is not a Security plugin but still you can get a bit hint of any unsual code in your wordpress theme.
Download Theme Check
Want to share something with us? Add your views in our Comment Section.