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how to protect index.php files from script injections?

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Petekarn
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2013-06-21 11:33 am EST

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Every few months I find that all index.php files on my site have been script injected, and this results in an inoperative site. I keep changing passwords, have changed permissions on those files to 444, and still this happens. What more can I do?

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jamesr
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2013-06-21 11:41 am EST
Hello Petekarn!

Sorry for the trouble with the code injection. It sounds like you may have a backdoor shell script in your files somewhere. The following articles will help you find the hack

<a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/website-troubleshooting/i-think-my-website-has-been-hacked">I think my website has been hacked</a>
<a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/website-troubleshooting/malicious-user-activity-and-hacks">Malicious user activity and hacks</a>
<a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/website-troubleshooting/clean-up-code-injection-attack">Clean up a code injection attack</a>
<a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/website-troubleshooting/cleaning-up-a-htaccess-hack">Cleaning up a .htaccess hack</a>

If you need our systems support to scan your files you can <a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/website-troubleshooting/how-to-get-great-technical-support" target="_blank">submit a ticket</a> for them to review your files. We may be able to find the hack.

Best Regards,
James R

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