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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   1 Reply

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 11: The Dave Ryan Interview

This entry was posted in Podcasts on May 10, 2019 by Dan Moen   0 Replies

Today we’ve published episode 11 of Think Like a Hacker. As we mentioned earlier in the week, we’ve switched to a new format beginning this week, separating the news and our interview into two episodes. In today’s interview-focused episode we talk to Dave Ryan at WordCamp Orange County. Dave Ryan is an Interdisciplinary WordPress Developer …
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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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Podcast Episode 5: The Raquel Landefeld Interview & The Pipdig Story

This entry was posted in Podcasts on April 02, 2019 by Mark Maunder   2 Replies

This week I chat about the Pipdig controversy in full with Mikey Veenstra and Kathy Zant. Kathy and I cover the news. And we have an amazing interview with Raquel Landefeld who is a community organizer for WordPress, co-founder of agency Mode Effect and a well known and loved personality in the WordPress community. Raquel …
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Podcast Episode 4: The Aaron Campbell Interview and the Social Warfare Saga

This entry was posted in Podcasts on March 26, 2019 by Mark Maunder   1 Reply

This week we have an update on the Social Warfare plugin vulnerability, how it was more serious than originally thought, and a feud that has broken out between a security researcher and forum moderators. We also have some interesting data on how WordPress will become more secure soon with code signing. And along with several …
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