This plugin checks the plugins you have installed against a list of vulnerabilities in plugins that we have seen hackers trying to exploit. If the installed version of a plugin is vulnerable an alert is added to the Installed Plugins page and an email alert is sent, otherwise details of the vulnerabilities are included on the Plugin Vulnerabilities page.
This data can be helpful when cleaning up a hacked website, as you want to determine how the website was hacked when doing that and this data may provide part of information needed to do that.
Since the vulnerability data for the plugin is included in the plugin, you will need to keep the plugin up to date to insure you have the latest data. You can use Automatic Plugin Updates plugin to automatically update this plugin and your other installed plugins.
The plugin also allows your website to access to our more comprehensive Plugin Vulnerabilities service, which includes data on known vulnerabilities in all plugins, including vulnerabilities that we have yet see being exploited, and you get new data without having to wait for this plugin to be updated.
- Copy plugin files to the plugins folder.
- Activate the plugin.
- Click the Plugin Vulnerabilities item in the Plugins Menu to see results.
- This plugin works only on 4.0 or higher versions
- This plugin is compatible up to: 4.6.1