[wp-hackers] Somehow critical wp.org/extend/plugins issue

Simon Wheatley simon at sweetinteraction.com
Fri Aug 28 12:55:31 UTC 2009

That is nastily devious, not good at all.


On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 1:54 PM, Ozh<ozh at planetozh.com> wrote:
> Peeps,
> Just checked my profile on wp.org/extend/plugins
> <http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/profile/ozh> and noticed that a
> plugin I don't know appears in the list. It turns out I'm listed as a
> contributor, which I am not (AdSense Immediately!)
> The problem with this plugin is that is contains several hardcoded
> base64_decode() shits with author's adsense code and not sure what
> else (didn't extensively check)
> I have the feeling I'm listed as a contributor to add authority to the
> plugin, but I definitely don't want to be associated with it. Other
> plugin authors might want to check their profile listing for any
> similar finding.
> As a bonus, there is no valid contact info on this plugin, I have no
> clue who the dummy is...
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