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Episode 78: Targeted Phishing Bypassing Security Checks and a new DDoS Record

This entry was posted in Podcasts on June 22, 2020 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

This week, we look at some targeted phishing attacks that are bypassing Microsoft Outlook’s protective filters, and phishing campaigns using calendar invitations to target unsuspecting recipients. We also look at some successful bitcoin scams and a new record for a massive DDoS attack that targeted an AWS customer. Drupal pushes out some security fixes, and …
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Episode 77: WordPress 5.4.2 Released, Fake Ransomware Bitcoin Scams

This entry was posted in Podcasts on June 12, 2020 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

This week, we look at the WP 5.4.2 release and a ransomware bitcoin scam targeting site owners with a “You’ve Been Hacked” email. We also look at an FBI warning about online banking app malware, the Verizon data breach report and what is says about WordPress, and how some white hat hackers are becoming millionaires …
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Episode 76: Ongoing Attacks on WP Growing in Volume Plus Numerous Plugin Vulnerabilities

This entry was posted in Podcasts on May 16, 2020 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

On this week’s Think Like a Hacker podcast, we cover an active attack campaign targeting WordPress sites and numerous plugin vulnerabilities. This active attack campaign has been ongoing and has outpaced all other attacks on WordPress vulnerabilities. Our threat intelligence team has been tracking this attacker for months now, and we’re seeing these attacks intensifying. …
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Episode 75: The WordPress 5.4.1 Security Release & More Plugin Vulnerabilities

This entry was posted in Podcasts on May 02, 2020 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

The Wordfence Threat Intelligence team unpacked the security updates in WordPress 5.4.1, and they published quite a few blog posts about vulnerabilities in popular plugins like Ninja Forms, LearnPress, and the Real-Time Find and Replace plugin. These plugin vulnerabilities affected over one million WordPress sites. As a few of these were Cross Site Request Forgery …
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Episode 74: Staying Safe When Hackers Use Sophisticated Attacks

This entry was posted in Podcasts on April 24, 2020 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

Stories this week about targeted attacks using 0days in iPhone and iPad devices and a sophisticated phone scam targeting a security professional that ended with a $9,800 wire transfer underscore what we all know: malicious attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated. We give you some ideas how to stay safe. We also cover a recent plugin …
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Episode 73: Security News and Success through Processes with Adam Silver

This entry was posted in Podcasts on April 18, 2020 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

The FTC is reporting numerous scams targeting fears and uncertainty, with over $12 million lost to Coronavirus-related scams. We also cover BBB warnings against oversharing on social media, over 500,000 Zoom credentials found on the dark web, Google’s removal of malicious Chrome extensions, as well as recent plugin and theme vulnerabilities. We also chatted with …
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Episode 72: WordPress 5.4 Released, Zoom Conferencing Safety & Security

This entry was posted in Podcasts on April 06, 2020 by Kathy Zant   2 Replies

This week, we look at the WordPress 5.4 release which includes turning distraction free editing on by default. We also look at new plugin vulnerabilities discovered by the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team, including those found in Rank Math and a Contact From 7 helper plugin. We review the new features recently added to Fast or …
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Episode 71: Hackers Targeting COVID-19 Fears

This entry was posted in Podcasts on March 25, 2020 by Kathy Zant   2 Replies

With many of us under either lockdown or shelter-in-place orders due to the COVID-19/Corona virus, fear and stress are rampant. This additional stress lowers our critical thinking capabilities and increases our vulnerability. Hackers targeting these human vulnerabilities are using the global pandemic to attempt exploitation through numerous scams and phishing campaigns. We also cover plugin …
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Episode 70: Customer Education and Agency Resiliency with Jon Bius

This entry was posted in Podcasts on March 14, 2020 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

We chat with Jon Bius, a web developer at Biz Tools One, an agency in Fayetteville, NC, about how they use customer education to build relationships and differentiate their business. Jon has been helping customers build websites for over two decades, and he talks about how WordPress helps him empower his customers. In the news, …
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Episode 69: The Meteoric Growth of Elementor with Kfir Bitton

This entry was posted in Podcasts on March 06, 2020 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

On February 26, WordPress page building platform Elementor announced that they had received $15 million in venture funding. After topping 4 million installations of their plugin in January, it appears that Elementor is on a path to do some big things with WordPress. This week, we chat with Elementor CRO Kfir Bitton from his office …
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