It’s common practice to use website plugins to send emails for various purposes, such as contact forms or order placement. A plugin is a software extension that adds new features or extends functionality on an existing application.
Unfortunately, even some of the most well-known email plugins are susceptible to multiple vulnerabilities or risks.
The following articles explain the details of some of the known vulnerabilities:
Some website plugins used to send emails using your SMTP username and password might carry some known vulnerabilities.
You must start by running a thorough scan of your website codebase. If you’re using a Content Management System, check each plugin (especially the plugin configured on user SMTP credentials), and remove the vulnerable plugin. In the absence of any identified issues with the plugins, it is recommended to deactivate the one utilizing SMTP credentials for increased security.
Here are a few recommendations for website scanners for WordPress with which you can scan your website:
It is important to address the vulnerability before resetting your password, as failure to do so could result in the compromise of the new password.
Here are 3 things you need to do to tighten security:
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You can also take a look at the following YouTube videos to understand how hackers scan and crack the stored password from the website plugin.