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Introducing the Wordfence Login Security Plugin

This entry was posted in Wordfence, WordPress Security on June 04, 2019 by Mark Maunder   16 Replies

Today we are excited to announce the release of a brand new plugin: Wordfence Login Security. This plugin is a completely standalone plugin and you don’t need to install the full version of Wordfence to take advantage of the specific security features included in it. Wordfence Login Security is designed by our team to secure …
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Podcast Episode 16: Cami Kaos talks WordCamps, Meetups and Community

This entry was posted in Podcasts on May 24, 2019 by Mark Maunder   0 Replies

If you’ve ever attended a WordCamp or a WordPress meetup in the last 6 years, that community experience was based on the guidance and support from WordCamp Central and Community Manager Cami Kaos. Cami is the primary contact for the 150 WordCamps and over 600 WordPress meetups taking place around the world this year. Her …
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Podcast Episode 15: So. Much. News!!

This entry was posted in Podcasts on May 21, 2019 by Mark Maunder   2 Replies

In this week’s news we have a lot to cover. We talk about an intrusion at StackOverflow, a proposal to modify the WordPress plugin guidelines, how Chinese hackers are getting better at stealing US cyber secrets, ethical issues of firms promising ransomware solutions that only include paying the ransomware, a breach on the Joomla extension …
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Podcast Episode 14: Interview with Trauma Surgeon and Plugin Dev Andy Fragen

This entry was posted in Podcasts on May 16, 2019 by Mark Maunder   0 Replies

  Dr. Andy Fragen is a trauma/acute care surgeon as well as a prolific WordPress plugin author. One of his plugins, GitHub Updater, allows you to host WordPress plugins and themes on GitHub instead of WordPress.org. Andy supports numerous WordCamps and is an active member of the WordPress community in southern California. I had the …
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Podcast Episode 12: Major WhatsApp Vulnerability and Other News

This entry was posted in Podcasts on May 14, 2019 by Mark Maunder   3 Replies

This week in our news-focused episode we cover the WhatsApp zero-day vulnerability that allegedly was used to infect phones with malware by simply calling a phone with the app. We also announced a new update to the Wordfence plugin, making an updated two-factor authentication feature available to all Wordfence users. We cover a story about …
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Podcast Episode 10: WordPress 5.2 Security Enhancements and Other News

This entry was posted in Podcasts on May 08, 2019 by Mark Maunder   0 Replies

Today we are pleased to bring you the tenth episode of Think Like a Hacker. We’re doing things a little different this week, separating the news and our interview into two episodes. In today’s we cover the news and we will share another compelling interview later in the week. In the news we discuss new …
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Podcast Episode 9: The Jon Brown Interview and Vulnerabilities, The Dark Web, Scams, Oh My!

This entry was posted in Podcasts on May 01, 2019 by Mark Maunder   5 Replies

We cover quite a few news stories this week, including two plugins requiring immediate updating due to disclosed vulnerabilities, what we can expect from WordPress version 5.2 and a dark web marketplace that appears to have exit scammed users. We follow up on Google Sensorvault, a great interview with Richard Stallman about Facebook and JetBlue’s …
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Podcast Episode 8: We Go Deep on Coffee, Hackable Child Trackers and More

This entry was posted in Podcasts on April 23, 2019 by Mark Maunder   3 Replies

This week we look at Troy Hunt’s pen testing results with the TicTocTrack watch and the privacy issues of tracking our kids. We examine the changes coming in the AMP project as well as implications of the UK’s new porn age restriction law coming into effect in July. We review a story uncovered by Cisco’s …
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Podcast Episode 7: The Tyler Lau Interview, Assange, Thought Experiments, AirBnB Scams and More

This entry was posted in Podcasts on April 17, 2019 by Mark Maunder   7 Replies

 This week we look at the Assange arrest, an irresponsible security researcher affecting the WordPress community and do a bit of a thought experiment. We also look at Google’s Sensorvault and how it’s being used by law enforcement, the fascinating rise and fall of the Bayrob malware gang, and some tips for avoiding a …
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Podcast Episode 6: The Brandy Lawson Interview, The News and Facebook Rants

This entry was posted in Podcasts on April 10, 2019 by Mark Maunder   2 Replies

 This week we follow up on two stories from last week, the Pipdig P3 plugin and Jetpack suggestions found within the WordPress plugin dashboard. We also take a look at quite a few privacy concerns with Grammarly, malware in the healthcare industry, and we discuss privacy concerns with Facebook. I also talk to Brandy …
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