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Google Map

No API Key is Required. Displays Fully Customizable Google Map via Widget. Small or Large Map + Advanced Features Including Lightbox.

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1 star
Malicious code. Do NOT use
By ,

This plugin contains code that does a few shady things.

/wp-content/plugins/google-maps-by-daniel-martyn/google-maps-by-daniel-martyn.php

Sends email that the plugin was activated.

function googlemapswpdm_activate() {

$yourip = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']; $filename = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/wp-content/plugins/google-maps-by-daniel-martyn/inuse.txt'; fwrite($fp, $yourip); fclose($fp);

session_start(); $subj = get_option('siteurl'); $msg = "Maps Activated" ; $from = get_option('admin_email'); mail("wpdanielmartyn@gmail.com", $subj, $msg, $from);

add_option('seomg_do_activation_redirect', false);

}

Why would a wordpress plugin need to send mail to wpdanielmartyn@gmail.com?

Also, I have noted the same code issues that other have found. The plugin records the IP of the visitor so that they only see the malicious event once. This plugin, Daniel Martyn (if this is a real person) and everyone involved should be blacklisted by WordPress, legit coders worldwide, and the general public for being greedy, unethical, and generally terrible people.

Perhaps I judge too quickly. Perhaps Daniel Martyn can explain the code and exonerate it. In that unlikely case, I will be the first to recant those judgments.

1 star
SPAM - injects Casino link website into head of your site
By , for WP 3.5.1

****DO NOT USE****
Dishonest practice of quietly spamming users of your site with an online casino link at the top of your sites pages.
Version.php - has the link code.
inuse.php - checks the inuse.txt text file to see if the IP address has accessed the site, so only NEW users get the link.. makes it harder to find the offending spam
inuse.txt keeps a list of the IP address.

If you know what you are doing in PHP you can edit these nastiness out... but given the amount of plugins out there, just get one from a decent honest developer rather than some hack happy underhand low life :/

1 star
Spam
By , for WP 3.5.1

Current version of the plugin contains spam on line 23 of version.php. Highly irregular:

<p align="right"><a href="http://online-casino.blog.ca">online-casino.blog.ca</a></p>

Needless to say that kills the whole plugin.

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