I came across the article which is very useful and helpful to you folks, what is nulled script? why would you want to use nulled script and what's risk to use nulled script on your website? is it safe or just make my website security hole? I am sure many of you using nulled script, so this is what you need to know about nulled script so you can be aware of using it.
The article is written by Joshu Thomas from http://orangecopper.com so I would like to make copy of the article here so you guys can see read and learn about it. Thank you for article writer...!
The reason I post this article because recently we have one of our friends here have found some nasty and unexpected files within the DLE engine folder, hidden deep inside and there were named as part of DLE Script but oh my...it's nasty stuff and make your site security hole and the files contain the code can execute and commands in your server...so when you download DLE script, be sure you use "AntiVirus" function within DLE to scan for uninvited files on the package, I recommend install DLE on localhost first and run the function to check if you have unexpected files before you use it in your web server because you could bring down your server too if script was executed on your webhost...
- Legal Risks: Even though most of the relatively new web masters are not aware, there is huge amount of risks involved in using nulled or pirated and illegal use of premium scripts or software. Either you as the owner of the website could be sued or caught in legal mess or sometimes the web host that has the nulled script hosted by a customer could be held accountable.
- The webmaster might be building an emailing list
- Webmaster wants more traffic to improve page views and further monetize them
- Your personal information could be collected in the process
Take Home: NEVER use nulled scripts and say a big no to any one who is giving away them at half the price or even free.