Something to be aware of.

Paul Bischoff, security and privacy advocate for is warning website owners who use the Simple Share Buttons plugin for WordPress that clicking to “accept” the terms and conditions of the latest update could allow their websites to subject users to threats.

Users were asked to accept new terms and conditions because social media toolmaker ShareThis acquired the company that makes the plugin back in June. The Simple Share Buttons now fall under ShareThis' privacy policy.

Bischoff explained in his blog, “A message appears prominently at the top of the WordPress editor page promising ‘great new features'. The message includes links to ShareThis' privacy policy and terms of use, but there is no option to decline them. Without even the option to close the message, it continues to nag users until they either agree or remove the plugin altogether.”

With over 100,000 active installs according to, even if only a small amount of these users hit the accept button to make the message disappear, it would lead thousands of websites exposing visitors to adware and other threats.