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[closed] Plugins can be a security risk - beware! (4 posts)

  1. clivesgt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hi

    just thought i'd let anyone interested know that plugins can be a security risk. you can read here to see a list of plugins known to be a security risk.

    before installing a plugin:

    • Are you using the latest WordPress version?
    • Do research to see whether others are not experiencing problems with that plugin
    • Only download the plugin from a legitimate source
    • Is it the latest version of the plugin?
    • Read any accompanying text file or instructions which may mention vulnerabilities, etc
    • Make sure that you install the plugin correctly and that you set it up correctly as per installation instructions

    hope this is of interest to someone.

    regards

    clive
    [sig moderated]

  2. bumz714
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks!!! Appreciate the link.

  3. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Themes can also be a security risk. Really.

    Any PHP files on your site can be a security problem. That's why you want to make sure to not only keep WordPress up-to-date, but the plugins too.

    The Plugins page will tell you when a new version of a plugin is available. Check it every so often.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This post is just fishing for visitors:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/157922?replies=2

    (as were two-three others that were deleted, not being related to the topics where they were posted!)

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