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Podcast Episode 44: Unpacking the WordPress 5.2.3 Security Release

This entry was posted in Podcasts on September 10, 2019 by Kathy Zant   6 Replies

WordPress core version 5.2.3 was released on September 4. This was a security release patching eight key vulnerabilities in WordPress core, most of which were cross site scripting vulnerabilities. In this episode of Think Like a Hacker, we walk through each of the patched elements of WordPress core and how these vulnerabilities could have been exploited. We also look at the SIM port attack on Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account, and the lessons for all of us in using our cellphones and mobile devices for securing our online accounts.

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6 Comments on "Podcast Episode 44: Unpacking the WordPress 5.2.3 Security Release"

RenWeb September 10, 2019 at 2:18 pm • Reply

So I've tried searching for RoboKiller: Spam Call Blocker in my Android Play Store (on a Galaxy S9 with Android 9) and it doesn't appear anywhere? Whatsup?

Kathy Zant September 10, 2019 at 2:28 pm • Reply

Their website at https://www.robokiller.com directs here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.robokiller.app&hl=en_US Hope that helps!

countee September 11, 2019 at 12:09 am • Reply

I have been using wordfence for a long time. I know its the best plugin for WordPress website security. But recently I found that, it makes problems regarding updating the site.

Kathy Zant September 12, 2019 at 9:22 am • Reply

You shouldn't have any issues updating your site while using Wordfence. If you need support, please reach out and our team would be happy to help. As a premium customer, our team is standing by: https://support.wordfence.com

If you're still using the free plugin, please go here: http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wordfence

Ren September 12, 2019 at 8:43 am • Reply

Ah-ha! *That's* why - I'm in the UK where it's not available...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lwlcv01860aff49/Screenshot_20190912-155532_Google%20Play%20Store.jpg?dl=0

Thanks anyway for the reply - and for the great podcasts. Best wishes :-)

Kathy Zant September 12, 2019 at 9:23 am • Reply

You can still listen to RoboRadio on their site. Some hilarious calls wasting the spammers' time. Thanks for listening to Think Like a Hacker!

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