How do I check a plugin someone wrote for me for security vulnerabilities?

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  • GitHub repo wpscan

    WPScan WordPress security scanner. Written for security professionals and blog maintainers to test the security of their WordPress websites.

    To start, I highly recommend reviewing this plugin security testing cheat sheet for WordPress. It has the most common WordPress vulnerabilities and you can search the plugins code for these flaws: https://github.com/wpscanteam/wpscan/wiki/WordPress-Plugin-Security-Testing-Cheat-Sheet

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