WordPress Core Integrity Warning

I updated this site to the latest version of WordPress and then ran a security scan. According to the Defender plugin, I have 698 suspicious files in the WordPress Core. All of them say the same thing: "This WordPress core file appears modified"

Are these all false positives because I just updated WordPress or something I need be worried about?

  • Jude
    • DEV MAN

    Hey Eric

    Hope all is well with you
    Defender takes a scan of the files & timestamps etc it then creates a hash of each file & then compares the hash to check whether the files have changed.

    Because you updated manually, the hashes will be different and not recorded because the different timestamps will create a different hash.

    Can you try de-activating defender and then re-activate again, hopefully that should reset the hashes next time you scan.

    Thank you for being a WPMU DEV member and have a fantastic day !


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