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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 25: WordCamp EU Wraps Up and WordPress Security News

June 24, 2019

Kathy Zant

From Berlin we talk about our experience attending the largest WordCamp in the world and then dive into the news. We discuss 2,600 hacked WordPress sites being used for a free proxy service, Iranian cyber attacks, an attack at JPL affecting NASA and a WeTransfer security incident. We also cover a phishing breach at Oregon …
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Podcast Episode 24: How Focusing on a Single Vertical Helps an Agency Succeed with Frank Robinson

June 21, 2019

Kathy Zant

Mark sat down with Frank Robinson at WordCamp Atlanta a few weeks ago. Frank started Studio Media 22 in 2008, an agency focused on building sites and digital media in the beauty industry. Frank is a software designer and entrepreneur growing his business. We talk about why he focused on the beauty industry and how …
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Podcast Episode 23: Security News from WCEU in Berlin

June 20, 2019

Kathy Zant

This week, we’re at WordCamp Europe in Berlin, Germany and there is a lot of WordPress and security news to cover. We talk about the recent outage with WordPress VIP Go, what’s new in WordPress version 5.2.2, vulnerabilities in two of Facebook’s WordPress plugins, a Google Chrome extension for reporting bad URLs and a Chrome …
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Major Central Release: Alerts, Security Events and Slack Integration

June 18, 2019

Dan Moen

In February we launched Wordfence Central, an efficient way to manage the security of many WordPress sites in one place. If you have multiple sites and haven’t checked it out yet, you should. It includes a powerful dashboard, a single interface to view and manage security findings across all of your sites and robust new …
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Podcast Episode 22: Ninja Forms Developer James Laws on Building & Expanding a WordPress Business

June 13, 2019

Kathy Zant

Ninja Forms is used on over 1 million WordPress sites. In this episode, Mark interviews James Laws, the co-founder of WP Ninjas, the developers behind this robust and powerful form builder. James and Mark talk about revenue models that work, how to find new opportunities through market research, experimentation with new products and services as …
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Podcast Episode 21: New Plugin Vulns Exploited in the Wild, an Extortion Scam and the CBP Data Breach

June 11, 2019

Kathy Zant

This week, we discuss active exploitation of a plugin vulnerability in the wild, an extortion scam hitting numerous website owners, exposure of Industrial Control Systems to attackers as well as a CBP breach affecting travelers in the United States. We also talk about an email server vulnerability and what to do in a SIM port …
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