Using 4Ðw0rÐ$ to sell hackz? LOLZ
I’m not so tech savvy as to know how to carry out any hacking or utilise backdoors (the Pentagon can sleep easy tonight) but when I was looking around for a particular filename when Google suggested these interesting options:
Like I say, I’m no hacker, but that looks like a list of backdoors to me! Out of curiousity I clicked the link and found this…
So Google have suggested the hack or exploit or whatever-the-hell-is-the-correct-terminology and are carrying advertisements for it too! I had a look around and it’s basically a file you can use for an remote file inclusion (RFI) attack on PHP sites. If your site isn’t secure against the attack – then a hacker can more or less do whatever they want with it (here’s an idea off the top of my head: replace the homepage with the words “H$X0R£D by FriendlessBasementGeek”)
Anyway I’m sure it’s a momentary lapse, but it is interesting to see that the Quality Score algorithm in AdWords isn’t (apparently) attuned to this stuff when it’s quite capable of demanding that you pay £5 a click on ‘amethyst necklace’ because you only sell opals or whatever.