3 outdated plugins cause a quarter of WordPress security breaches

Last Update: May 19, 2016

A rather interesting article from Softpedia told me something else I didn't know (one more drop from the ocean of my ignorance). It seems, although the practice is allegedly no longer common, that some theme developers embedded plugins within the code for their themes.

This, of course, makes the usual method of updating plugins unworkable. And any users of those themes in ignorance, presumably. Responsible developers mentioned in the article include ThemeForest and Mojo Themes, although there are others.

The article throws a few stats around and pings the 3 worst plugin offenders. Here's the link:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/a-quarter-of-all-hacked-wordpress-sites-can-be-attributed-to-three-plugins-504240.shtml

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Jim-WMP Premium
Thanks, good to know I don't have those on my site.
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Tuze Premium
Good news! I don't even know what they do (apart from open doors to the ungodly).
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PjGermain Premium
Good to know. Thanks for sharing!
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Tuze Premium
It's a pleasure to payback a little against the mountain of wisdom I get from you Pj!
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PjGermain Premium
LOL!!! We all contribute!
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melanieJ Premium
Thanks for the heads up:)
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Tuze Premium
My pleasure!
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BVOMDaily Premium
Thanks for sharing!
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Tuze Premium
No worries - in fact, a pleasure!
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DrSarahB Premium
Just had a read. Fascinating. Glad I don't have any of those named-and-shamed plugins in use!
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Tuze Premium
Me neither - is it OK to gloat quietly?
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