are wp plugins safe ? (4 posts)

  1. web2.0
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I am new in wordpress community ... just started using it ... its really great.

    I have added plugins in my blog, but that plugins are asking for ftp information, i guess, this is compulsory for making changes in code (to make plugin functional). But at the same time, its risky. Like someone makes a plugin, get ftp info and transfer(email) to himself.

    when ftp information is leaked, then one can do anything bad ...

    Comments please ... i might be wrong ... if not ... then how can i decide which plugin is useful and safe for me and which is not ????

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Are the plugins asking for ftp details or is WordPress?

  3. web2.0
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Oops ... i didn't got that exactly .. which script is working behind ... wordpress or plugin ... but my concern is ... giving ftp information while updating/installing plugins is safe or not ?

    specially when user like me don't know what is the code running behind .... how can one decide that ftp information will only used to upgrade the plugin .. and it 'll not cause any security threat ???

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It's normally safe. WordPress needs to know ftp details so it can transfer updated files to your server.

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