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WordPress Users Urged to Delete Zero-Day-Ridden Plugin

Threatpost

Lindsey O'Donnell

January 28, 2019

Active XSS Attacks Targeting Amp for WP WordPress Plugin

Bleeping Computer

Lawrence Abrams

November 20, 2018

LOL: BabaYaga WordPress Malware Updates Your Site

Bleeping Computer

Catalin Cimpanu

June 7, 2018

New Tools Make Checking for Leaked Passwords a Lot Easier

Bleeping Computer

Catalin Cimpanu

March 2, 2018

WordPress captcha plugin on 300,000 sites had a sneaky backdoor

The Register

Richard Chirgwin

December 20, 2017

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Podcast Episode 39: Headless eCommerce, Scaling for eCommerce Growth with Topher DeRosia

August 15, 2019

Kathy Zant

 Topher DeRosia is the Developer Evangelist for BigCommerce and a frequent WordCamp speaker. He’s worked with WordPress for a long time and is the man behind HeroPress, telling the stories of people whose lives have been transformed by WordPress. HeroPress is now syndicated on WordPress.org/news, bringing these inspirational stories to an even wider audience. …
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Podcast Episode 38: Automattic Buys Tumblr from Verizon

August 13, 2019

Kathy Zant

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, August 12, 2019 that Verizon is selling social media and blogging platform Tumblr to Automattic for an undisclosed sum, though rumors state that it may be as low as $3 million dollars. After the announcement, Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg discussed the news on PostStatus, stating that they plan …
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Podcast Episode 37: Vito Peleg Talks Breaking the Agency Glass Ceiling & Building a Product with Customers

August 08, 2019

Kathy Zant

 In this episode, Mark chats with Vito Peleg, the founder of WP Feedback, a plugin that helps WordPress-focused agencies streamline approval and support for their customers. Vito talks about the glass ceiling in agencies where managing people and projects begins to inhibit growth and profitability. He also shares some interesting thoughts on where pain …
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Podcast Episode 36: Proposals to Improve WordPress Include WP Notify and Security Backporting Changes

August 06, 2019

Kathy Zant

This week, we talk about our corporate trip to DEF CON, the WordPress security team’s proposal to backport security fixes to fewer releases, a new feature proposal called WP Notify that has a number of very positive implications for WordPress users, Cloudflare’s decision to terminate service for 8Chan, and a European court’s ruling that companies …
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Podcast Episode 35: Security Researcher Jem Turner Talks About Pipdig Scandal

August 01, 2019

Kathy Zant

 Jem Turner was one of the security researchers that found malicious code in Pipdig’s P3 plugin. Both Jem and Wordfence’s Mikey Veenstra found the P3 plugin to contain a number of suspicious or malicious features, including a remote “killswitch,” an obfuscated function used to change users’ passwords, and code which generated hourly requests to …
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Podcast Episode 34: Capital One Data Breach Impacts over 100M Customers and Other News

July 31, 2019

Kathy Zant

This week we talk about the Capital One breach affecting over 100 million customers and some important takeaway lessons from that case. We also look at news with the the Equifax settlement, a spearphishing campaign targeting ProtonMail users, the conclusion to Marcus Hutchins’ legal woes, and Facebook’s $5 billion fine and new regulation from the …
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