So I noticed recently that Google has an index of everyone who has installed my plugin but hasn’t locked down their website. Which led me to wonder ‘If I could find these insecure sites via Google, should I warn them?’.

And so I did -

I’m a WordPress developer in the UK and I look after a plugin called DBC-Backup-2.

I’ve always loved DBC-Backup ( a plugin you are are using on your website ), so when I found out that no one was maintaining it, I decided to ‘adopt’ DBC-Backup.

Apologies but I noticed your website is running DBC-Backup and there is a security issue with it’s files being indexed by Google - just do a search for - and you’ll see your website is listed.

Can I ask you to go to WordPress and download and install the latest version of DBC Backup 2

Feel free to get in contact via or my own website

I’m not telling how I found these WordPress sites. But all I can say is that Security for your WordPress site is a bigger issue for ‘you’ then me.

It’s easy to make your WordPress website more secure - get in touch if you need a bit of help.

Tags: WordPress, DBC Backup 2, Security

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Damien Saunders
An experienced management consultant and business leader interested in digital transformation, product centred design and scaled agile. If I'm not writing about living with UCTD (an autoimmune disease), I'm probably listening to music, reading a book or learning more about wine.