Is there a process to validate Plugins? I have gotten plugins with secret spam links to Pay Day Loan sites etc. thus causing my site to be deindexed by Google. It takes months to recover, sometimes never does.
I do not download plugins from websites. I only use plugins from WordPress but still get spammy links and other BS code imbedded. It's getting to the point where I can't trust any plugins and have to verify the code myself. Many not so technical people can't do this.
What's the solution to this problem?