Vector Software Graphics (SVG) is a format for storing and representing digital three-dimensional graphics. It is an open standard created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Since its inception in 1999, the use of SVG has grown rapidly. Many companies now offer plug-ins for their design software to support the SVG format. As the use of the format grows, many designers have begun to use it in their projects. However, using SVG can be dangerous if you’re not careful. Therefore, you should always check if the plugin supports SVG format before use.
Nowadays, many web designs use vector graphics. This is due to the rise of three-dimensional websites and apps. These use the SVG format for 3D models, text, logos, and more. This allows developers to create more complex interfaces that look realistic. Not all web browsers support SVG yet, but most support it well enough to be able to design on the web. This is thanks to improved web standards in recent years. Some even have hardware acceleration for vector images like SVG. This is thanks to vector hardware acceleration (VHAA) developed by Google and others. This format is becoming more common due to the rise of web design solutions.
Spreading malware and viruses
The downside is that using SVG can expose your suggestions to malicious users who don’t understand it. Many malicious plugins take advantage of the open nature of the SVG format to spread viruses, malware, and other coding issues to unsuspecting users. Preventing such problems requires vigilance when researching the capabilities of the SVG plugin. Fortunately, there are plenty of free tools available to help you with this task. Each of these tools has its pros and cons, so you’ll need to make a choice based on your needs and concerns about security threats.
As the use of SVG becomes more common, hostile attackers will try to exploit this new platform for their own gain. Therefore, it is recommended to use safe plugins that support the SVG format. There are plenty of free tools available to help you do this safely. Moreover, plugins that don’t support SVG are much less common than those that do! The future looks bright for SVG!
The plugin for SVG files is called »Safe SVG« and you can find it in every WordPress website administration under the categories »Plugins« and »Plugin installation«.