Wordfence Research and News

Blog icon
Category: Wordfence

We’re Now Blocking 10,000 Requests Per Hour in Ukraine From Known Malicious IPs

48 hours ago we deployed our commercial real-time threat intelligence automatically, and for free, to all Ukrainian websites with the .UA top-level domain. That has made over 8,000 sites in Ukraine using the free version of Wordfence significantly more secure. At noon-UTC on March 2nd, those sites started updating from our servers and receiving our …
Read More

Entering a Higher State of Vigilance – Ukraine Under Attack

It appears that Russia has just commenced the invasion of Ukraine. Check your preferred international news outlet, but according to the Ukrainian foreign minister “Putin has just launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.” Ukrainian airspace is closed with flights diverting. The Twitter Safety account just started tweeting in Ukrainian, giving users instructions on how to: …
Read More

Friday Fun: From Idea to Animated Film

It’s Friday, and I thought we’d have fun talking about something a little different. At Wordfence, one of my priorities is fostering a strong creative team and culture, and investing in creators. Emily Dalmas joined us as a full-time producer almost a year ago via her job as Associate Producer for The Tonight Show Starring …
Read More

Announcing Wordfence Care and Wordfence Response

Today I’m incredibly excited to announce that we are launching two new products: Wordfence Care and Wordfence Response. Let’s start with a fun animation that explains our new product suite! In the post below, I’ll describe in detail the two incredible new products we are launching and why they are essential for business owners and …
Read More

Wordfence Helps Enable Education in Uganda

I want to share something very exciting and truly wonderful with you all today. Wordfence just completed a project where we partnered with Far Away Friends, a Denver-based non-profit working in partnership with local leaders in Uganda, to bring light and electricity to a school campus in a remote area of Uganda called Namasale.  I’d …
Read More

Terms of Use Violation

Wordfence is used by millions of free and paid customers around the world to secure their WordPress websites. We serve a broad range of customers across the globe, from diverse cultures, with diverse backgrounds, and who have diverse political views. As an organization, Defiant, the company that makes Wordfence, believes that everyone has the right …
Read More

Ten Password Mistakes That Could Get Your WordPress Site Hacked

A few months ago on Wordfence Live, we reviewed some of the worst website hacks we’ve ever seen. Every one of them started with poor password choices and escalated into a disastrous event for the site owner. From these common hacks, we have many cautionary tales of site security that could have been prevented by …
Read More

Wordfence Machine Learning Malware Identification

Machine Learning Gives Wordfence an Advantage

Wordfence is the leader in WordPress security, protecting over 4 million WordPress sites from malicious attacks. With new malware variants discovered daily, we now have a new weapon in our arsenal against WordPress attacks: Machine Learning. How Wordfence identifies malware For years, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team has stayed ahead of attackers by quickly identifying …
Read More

Wordfence 2020 threat report feature image

The Wordfence 2020 WordPress Threat Report

Over the course of 2020, and in the process of protecting over 4 million WordPress customers, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team gathered a massive amount of raw data from attacks targeting WordPress and infection trends, in addition to the malware samples gathered by our Site Cleaning team. Attacks on WordPress can be categorized in three …
Read More

Wordfence K-12 Site Cleaning and Audit Program

Announcing Free Site Cleaning & Site Security Audits for K-12 Public Schools

Update February 2, 2021: We are now expanding this program worldwide to include all public/state-funded schools serving students in K-12 programs (or the like) around the world. Wordfence, the leading provider of WordPress security software and services, is announcing today that we are, effective immediately, offering free site cleaning and site security audit services to …
Read More