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Lightbox

A drop-in replacement for Lightbox 2 and similar plugins, shedding the bulk of Prototype and Scriptaculous. Improved for mobile devices.

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1 star
Malware
By , for WP 3.8.1

The plugin displays spam links on your site, and hides it from you while doing so. It also collects information about visitors in a file and makes them available online (for unknown purposes).

You might see the spam displayed on your site if you get and render the page as Google bot ( https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/googlebot-fetch ). Also, everything is in the code.

1 star
Never load this plugin
By ,

This Plugin is a great shit, cause it is hacking your site. Never ever load this plugin or activate it! WordPress should strongly take this one out!

1 star
Really bad stuff
By , for WP 3.9.1

I confirm the link injection.
Not visible when you are in admin,
tries to log ips that the admin uses etc.
DO NOT INSTALL

1 star
Link Injection VIRUS | DO NOT USE THIS PLUGIN
By , for WP 3.9.1

This plugin injects a link to slotmachines.us.org in the header of your website. Its in the install file within the plugin

To remove it, disable the plugin and delete it.

This guy should be ashamed of himself and should be blacklisted from submitting plugins or getting work from the wordpress community.

1 star
This plugin spys on you!
By , for WP 3.6.1

Great functionality. However, a quick inspection of the code shows:

  1. Every time the plugin is activated / deactivated your site URL is emailed to the plugin author.
  2. This plugin seems to try and write all IP's it's ever been accessed from to the file 'welcome.txt' on the server. It doesn't seem to do anything with this information; however anyone with the blog URL can read the contents of 'welcome.txt'. (The previous point guarantees that the plugin author certainly has the ability to do this.)

Could you please explain why the script is gathering this information?

1 star
Broken in latest WordPress
By , for WP 3.8

Got errors:

Warning: fopen(/usr/local/nginx/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-handy-lightbox/welcome.txt): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/**mysite**/public/wp-content/plugins/wp-handy-lightbox/wp-jquery-lightbox.php on line 70 Warning: filesize(): stat failed for /usr/local/nginx/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-handy-lightbox/welcome.txt in /home/**mysite**/public/wp-content/plugins/wp-handy-lightbox/wp-jquery-lightbox.php on line 71 Warning: fread() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/**mysite**/public/wp-content/plugins/wp-handy-lightbox/wp-jquery-lightbox.php on line 71 Warning: fclose() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/**mysite**/public/wp-content/plugins/wp-handy-lightbox/wp-jquery-lightbox.php on line 72 Warning: fopen(/usr/local/nginx/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-handy-lightbox/welcome.txt): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/**mysite**/public/wp-content/plugins/wp-handy-lightbox/wp-jquery-lightbox.php on line 78 Warning: fwrite() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/**mysite**/public/wp-content/plugins/wp-handy-lightbox/wp-jquery-lightbox.php on line 79 Warning: fclose() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/**mysite**/public/wp-content/plugins/wp-handy-lightbox/wp-jquery-lightbox.php on line 80

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