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Freelancer developer putting malicious code into my site? 
 
dspemik
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Hi All

I have been hiring freelancers from those freelance websites to make changes to my Magento site. Freelancers from India, Bangladesh, etc

Is it possible one of them can put some malicious code into my site??

If so, how on earth would I check for this??

thanks for any comments, suggestions, opinions, etc

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Dennis

 
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serpyre
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Technically they could, it would not be very smart but there you go. Check the date/time stamps in descending order or look at your site source code. We know that some free WordPress plugins and themes have embedded base64 encoded code (non-readable) that puts hidden links on your pages, one of the most widely used plugins did and was removed from the WordPress site. It is feasable, unfortunately you do get what you pay for in life. Even if they are $10/hr, if it takes 5 times longer and produces spaghetti, it will not help you in the long run.

 
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AngelaAtkinson
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Yeah, this is very possible to insert hidden and suspicious code in your website for tracking purposes. You really need to be careful that to whom you are giving your work to do, you might end up paying more to fix than to develop.

 
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