On my localhost, suddenly all of my php files are looking like this format
What is this?
Is it hacker attack?
How to stop this action in future.
Localhost? It seems a ramsonware, a virus that encrypts data and ask money to return the files back. If you are using Windows that's probably in your system, so it should not be related to the application code. The same can happen if the folder is shared in a local … Read More
Oops. Do you have anti-virus? Erk. This could be pretty serious if it's ransomware - which as cereal says - it does look like. NEVER be tempted to pay the ransom. This only encourages the practice. Interesting articles abound, but a decent layperson's one here: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2016/jul/28/how-can-i-remove-ransomware-infection Read More
Nod to ransomware. As most programmers know, now is when your backups really count. We only lose what we didn't backup. Read More
@rproffitt Be careful with the Web of Trust extension. I used it as well for a long time untill they've been caught selling their users' data to third parties. https://www.onlinethreatalerts.com/article/2016/11/10/web-of-trust-wot-caught-selling-their-users-data-they-collected-via-their-web-browser-extension-to-third-parties/ http://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/05/mozilla-and-google-remove-wot-extension/ Read More
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