The “Akismet Anti-spam” plugin, version 5.3.2, has recently achieved the prestigious Plugin Security Certification (PSC) from CleanTalk. This certification emphasizes the plugin’s robust security features and commitment to protecting WordPress websites from spam.

Name of Akismet Anti-spam: Spam Protection
Downloads6 000 000+
DescriptionUsed by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. Akismet Anti-spam keeps your site protected even while you sleep. To get started: activate the Akismet plugin and then go to your Akismet Settings page to set up your API key.
SecuritySuccessfully tested for SQL Injections, XSS Attacks, CSRF Attacks, Authentication Vulnerabilities, Authentication Bypass Vulnerabilities, Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities, Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities, Denial-of-Service (DoS) Vulnerabilities, Data Leakage Vulnerabilities, Insecure Dependencies, Code Execution Vulnerabilities, Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities, File Unauthorized Access Vulnerabilities, Insufficient Injection Protection, and Information Leakage Vulnerabilities.
CleanTalk CertificationProudly earned the “Plugin Security Certification” (PSC) from CleanTalk, indicating adherence to stringent security standards.
Additional InformationUsers can confidently manage age restrictions with the assurance of the “Plugin Security Certification” (PSC). Verify the latest details on the plugin developer’s website.
Plugin Security Certification by CleanTalk
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Key Features

  • Automatic Spam Detection: Akismet automatically checks all comments and filters out those that appear to be spam. This feature ensures that your site remains free from unwanted content without requiring constant manual moderation.
  • Comprehensive Comment History: Each comment processed by Akismet has a detailed status history. This transparency allows you to see which comments were caught or cleared by Akismet and which were marked as spam or approved by a moderator.
  • URL Inspection: Akismet displays URLs in the comment body, making it easy to identify hidden or misleading links. This feature helps you maintain the integrity of your site’s content by revealing potentially harmful links.
  • Moderator Tools: Moderators have access to useful tools, such as viewing the number of approved comments for each user. This functionality aids in the efficient management of your site’s comments section.
  • Disk Space Optimization: The discard feature in Akismet blocks the worst spam outright, saving disk space and improving your site’s performance. This feature helps ensure that your site runs smoothly without being bogged down by excessive spam data.

Security Assurance

To receive PSC from CleanTalk, Akismet underwent a comprehensive security audit. This thorough examination of its codebase ensures that all potential vulnerabilities are identified and addressed, reinforcing the plugin’s reliability and safety. Akismet provides real-time spam filtering by checking comments and contact form submissions against its global database of spam. This proactive approach ensures that malicious content is blocked before it can affect your site, maintaining a clean and secure environment.


“Akismet Anti-spam: Spam Protection” version 5.3.2, now PSC certified by CleanTalk, offers unparalleled security and efficiency in spam protection. This certification underscores Akismet’s dedication to maintaining the highest security standards, providing peace of mind for users focused on keeping their sites spam-free.

Note: The date and certification information may change over time. It is advisable to verify the latest details on the plugin developer’s website.

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Plugin Security Certification: “Akismet Anti-spam: Spam Protection” – Version 5.3.2: Use Classic Spam Protection with Enhanced Security

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