Automatically pwn the top 1000 WordPress plugins for fun, profit and school

This article is the first part of many on a Taint Analysis Tool I wrote for the PHP Programming Language. This part talks about how I make use of the tool to automatically look for vulnerabilities in the top 1000 WordPress Plugin!

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