[Plugin: Tweetbacks] Backdoor for Spam? (2 posts)

  1. joebrooksie
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Got this message from a friend on twitter - is it true?

    WordPress Warning: If you have TweetBacks plugin installed uninstall it ASAP - it has a spam backdoor

    DaivRawks on Twitter


  2. rickybuchanan
    Posted 7 years ago #

    A previous version of Tweetbacks had an error which caused inadvertent spamming of random tweets for some people, but it was fixed very quickly. I don't know of any reports of spamming happening with the current version.

    I've looked at the code pretty extensively and I'm not much of a coder but the whole thing is only about 500 lines long. There's definitely no intentionally buried back doors or anything like that. In addition, Joost de Valk - the author - a very respected figure in the WordPress world and has written some of the most frequently used plugins there are.

    In short: I'll eat my hat if it's true.

    Best of luck!

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