Dangers of Using Abandoned WordPress Plugins and Themes
The use of abandoned and outdated WordPress components like plugins and themes poses dangers to all users. This is because these abandoned constituents use expired domains – magnets for opportunistic attacks.
Attackers use these domains to target and distribute malware to users who have the resource installed on their site. Typical situations where these can happen include the following:
- The use of the expired domain for my weather plugin
- Replacement of weather data with malicious injections
- Unwanted browser add-ons & advertisements
Click here to find out more about the dangers of using abandoned WordPress plugins and themes and how to mitigate risks.