What are Vulnerable Plugins?

What is a Vulnerable Plugin?

A plugin is considered vulnerable if a bug or other issues are found that is causing the application to be prone to exploitation. In other words it is liable to get hacked and your data may be insecure, however, no such action has happened yet.

What Should I Do If I Have a Vulnerable Plugin?

If WatchTowerHQ lets you know that a plugin is vulnerable, check the Plugin tab and make sure that it has been fully updated. If the plugin is up to date, then you may need to upgrade the licensing. Make sure that your plugin is the newest version and is secured.

Otherwise, the plugin may have been abandoned by its developer. This means that you will need to uninstall the current plugin and install a different one.

Note: Sometimes a plugin is fully updated, but a newer version may exist that does not have the vulnerability. When this is the case, you will need to upgrade your plugin's licensing to the newest version.

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