• Resolved Thomas Maier

    (@webzunft)


    The plugin is phoning home which is against the plugin guidelines.
    I don’t remember to have signed up for this neither is there an opt out.

    The url called is http://mothership.caseproof.com/license_keys/a/MY_URL/

    I don’t have a license for anything and hence no need to check with another url that at the time I am writing this is also down which is probably not helping my site either.

    For me, this is the end of using Pretty Links, but I wanted to give you a fair chance to fix it.

    Thomas

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by Thomas Maier. Reason: grammar
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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    *Looks*

    This seems to be defined in this file.

    https://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/browser/pretty-link/trunk/app/controllers/PrliUpdateController.php#L351

    *Looks more, sets up localhost logging proxy just to capture that*

    Oh yeah. It does that when you visit any link in your dashboard. That is not cool and does violated item #7. My test installation isn’t well visited and I’ve already sent out 9 requests in less that 10 minutes.

    *Disables plugin*

    https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-org/detailed-plugin-guidelines/

    I’ve reported this to the plugins team via plugins@wordpress.org and in the future if you can provide details like this you can too.

    Plugin Author cartpauj

    (@cartpauj)

    Thanks for the heads up guys, this looks like a bug in our new 2.0 release’s maybe_activate() method. We’ll get a fix out for this soon. Definitely shouldn’t be calling home in the Lite version!

    Plugin Author Blair Williams

    (@supercleanse)

    Thomas & Jan, Thanks for the heads up … it was definitely not our intention to have the plugin hitting this url on admin_init in the lite edition (or in any edition of our plugin with this frequency). We just issued a commit for a version 2.0.2 that resolves this issue. We completely removed the ‘admin_init’ actions that were being called.

    Thank you Blair for fixing it so quickly.
    Thank you Jan for investigating further. The Query Monitor plugin helped me to spot it.

    Thomas

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