From Wordfence: 404 to 301 Plugin Considered Harmful

Last Update: August 17, 2016

Just wanted to pass along a warning from Wordfence about the 404 to 301 plugin.

https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/08/404-301-plu...

It looks like one member created a training on the plugin, so I figure there may be some people here using it.

I posted the warning on the training here as well: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/404-to-30...

Good luck.

Edited to add updated info below:

As usual, two sides to every story. And here is the plugin author's explanation: https://thefoxe.com/blog/404-to-301-plugin-detected-by-wordfence-here-is-what-actually-happened/

If true, he let himself get duped by another coder and made a very dangerous and naive decision to share access.

However, it appears that he has corrected things.

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KatieMac Premium
not one that I use however it is good to know there are risks with this plugin
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KatieMac Premium
Not one I am using but thank you for the warning can't be to careful when it comes to protecting our sites
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chrisbailey Premium
Yep. You're welcome and I've added an update as it seems the plugin author may have let himself be duped by another coder... https://thefoxe.com/blog/404-to-301-plugin-detected-by-wordfence-here-is-what-actually-happened/
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