So it’s been a long time since I have posted but being an avid fan of WordPress as I know many of my followers are I just had to get this content out ther after first hearing about this from Kim Castleberry.
Kim informed me that according to Mark Maunder, a developer who first located timthumb.php vulnerability being exploited (his site was hacked), “An image resizing utility called timthumb.php is widely used by many WordPress themes. Google shows over 39 million results for the script name. If your WordPress theme is bundled with an unmodified timthumb.php as many commercial and free themes are, then you should immediately either remove it or edit it.”
So this is no joke people lets get protected and stay protected.
Tim Thumb Worpress
The file is TimThumb.php but there are themes and plugins that have renamed it to Thumb.php (again not all thumb.php files are secretly timthumb.php)
A lot of people are saying this is a “theme issue” but I have heard that there have been shopping cart plugins, slider plugins, thumbnail plugins and more if a plugin looks at an image sideways it might be affected.
To cut a long story short watch this video!
Then sign up on the right hand side of the page and I will email you a link to the plugin mentioned in the video.
If you use wordpress but think you’re safe how about just making double sure you’re completely safe.