I dont know what to say. About 3 days ago I released a script to the public. Today I realised, after searching on google that someone had already nulled (removed my protection) and pirated the script.
PHP is easily decoded, so for people who really want to know, it's easy to find out the source code. However, there are certain obfuscator programs such as this one that'll make your PHP script almost unreadable for those trying to decode it.
In general it's hard to prevent users from stealing code when the program is written in a scripting language and distributed in plain text. I've found that did a really nice job of being able to sell PHP code but still give the code to users.
Yeah, I knew about this some months ago.I downloaded a script for study and suddenly my Avast! Antivirus alerted.On scanning I discovered social.png was the culprit.So I simply used the antivirus to remove it and then saw the above php code in the theme files and removed it too.Now it is standard practice to scan every theme I get no matter the source. Safer that way.
I have already found such line of code in a nulled theme but never noticed that it was a malicious code. Just thought the code was wrong (misplaced) and strange and removed it.Thanks for making me aware of this.
Het Nederlandse beveiligingsbedrijf Fox-IT ontdekte dat er duizenden plug-ins en thema's voor de populaire contentmanagementsystemen in omloop zijn die voorzien zijn van CryptoPHP. Van die malware zouden inmiddels zestien verschillende versies zijn. Het bedrijf schat dat er minstens een paar duizend sites besmet zijn. De ontwikkelaars van CryptoPHP zouden sitebeheerders verleiden met illegale versies van add-ons, waar ze normaal gesproken voor zouden moeten betalen. Zo kwamen de scripts van onder andere de Nulledstyles.com- en Dailynulled-sites met zogenoemde 'nulled scripts'. 2b1af7f3a8