Project 1: Automated Security Check for WordPress Plugins

28% of all websites run on WordPress. Vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins are therefore a threat to a great portion of the internet, leading to large-scale spam, DDOS, phishing etc.

A German start-up has already developed a tool that scans PHP scripts for security vulnerabilities by source-code analysis. Based on this tool, this project works on an automated solution that will scan WordPress plugins in the extensions directory for vulnerabilities - at the click of a button. We are aiming at checking the 100 most popular WordPress plugins during the Hackathon.


Tags: Cloudfest Hackathon 2018