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April 26, 2016 at 5:17 pm #6429

I don’t have any other FancyBox plugins installed, which is why I assumed Google was detecting something in Easy FancyBox.

Then indeed it can only be that Google assumes you are using FancyBox for WordPress based on the fact that the fancybox.js script is there. Both Easy FancyBox and FancyBox for WordPress use (almost) the same FancyBox script. I say almost because the one in Easy FancyBox has some small additional patches applied.

But it’s not the javascript that had the security vulnerability that Google is concerned about. The issue was in the plugin itself. You can read more about the technical details on https://blog.sucuri.net/2015/02/analysis-of-the-fancybox-for-wordpress-vulnerability.html but what it means is that if you are not using that plugin (and that version or below), then this particular issue does not affect you.

Google is simply warning you for an issue that is not present on your site by mistake. I suppose it’s their version of “better be safe than sorry” policy πŸ˜‰

Hope that reassures you a bit πŸ™‚