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  • It works, alright! However, it puts media.merchantcircle.com in between you & your S3 account. It listens in on port 443 and will not allow you to connect to your S3 account unless you’re connected to media.merchantcircle.com first!

    I would STAY CLEAR OF THIS PLUGIN! Unless you want to give, whoever the jerk off is who wrote this, access to your S3 account!

    This plugin should be removed from WordPress!

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  • Can anyone confirm / deny this claim? Can’t find in the sourcecode where this should be coming from…

    I wasn’t able to see it in the source code, either. However, I installed it on a virtual machine with ZERO firewall access and after installing it, my firewall kept requesting access to media.merchantcircle.com. Once I uninstalled it (and deleted virtual machine) => no more requests to media.merchantcircle.com. Try it out for yourself. Spin up a virtual machine with wordpress installed and install this plugin.

    Also, look at the authors profile. Why would someone develop more than one S3 plugin!?? Wouldn’t you just make the one plugin you developed better??? Well, not unless…that is you’re trying to get access other folks S3 files! BLEEP BLEEP #@#K!

    Plus, why hasn’t the author responded??? This plugin really should be REMOVED from WordPress! ALONG WITH ALL THE REST OF HIS PLUGINS!

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    It’s either in the plugin or it’s not. If you have any evidence that it that plugin (like how it’s doing what you say it’s doing) then please report it to plugins [ at ] wordpress.org and include those details.

    Why would someone develop more than one S3 plugin!??

    “It is a modification of: http://tantannoodles.com/toolkit/wordpress-s3/ [Source]

    Plus, why hasn’t the author responded???

    It’s probably been abandoned. There’s been no new development since October of 2011. http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/log/tantan-s3-cloudfront/

    Requires: 2.3 or higher
    Compatible up to: 3.2.1
    Last Updated: 2011-10-12

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