[wp-hackers] Suggestion: WordPress Plugin overlords for helping with optimization and security

Chetan Kunte ckunte at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 12:24:53 GMT 2008

I was reading Lloyd's rebuttal [
], specifically this following quote from Movabletype site:

> prominent independent security researchers do warn,
> "[T]he abysmal security practices of WordPress plugin
> developers places the entire Internet at risk".

Wonder if WordPress would benefit from having a [semi-official] panel
of expert hackers [anyone who thinks he/she is, would be free to join
the panel, which could be just a maillist, or even here on this
group]. These experts would review, and advice [novice] plugin
developers---towards making their  plugins optimum and secure.

WordPress codex could then say something on the lines that it would be
desirable (not a compulsion, as a deviation for simple ones) to have
plugins peer-reviewed prior to check-in.

What do you think?
Chetan, ckunte.com

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