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Podcast Episode 39: Headless eCommerce, Scaling for eCommerce Growth with Topher DeRosia

This entry was posted in Podcasts on August 15, 2019 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

 Topher DeRosia is the Developer Evangelist for BigCommerce and a frequent WordCamp speaker. He’s worked with WordPress for a long time and is the man behind HeroPress, telling the stories of people whose lives have been transformed by WordPress. HeroPress is now syndicated on WordPress.org/news, bringing these inspirational stories to an even wider audience. …
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Podcast Episode 38: Automattic Buys Tumblr from Verizon

This entry was posted in Podcasts on August 13, 2019 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, August 12, 2019 that Verizon is selling social media and blogging platform Tumblr to Automattic for an undisclosed sum, though rumors state that it may be as low as $3 million dollars. After the announcement, Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg discussed the news on PostStatus, stating that they plan …
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Podcast Episode 37: Vito Peleg Talks Breaking the Agency Glass Ceiling & Building a Product with Customers

This entry was posted in Podcasts on August 08, 2019 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

 In this episode, Mark chats with Vito Peleg, the founder of WP Feedback, a plugin that helps WordPress-focused agencies streamline approval and support for their customers. Vito talks about the glass ceiling in agencies where managing people and projects begins to inhibit growth and profitability. He also shares some interesting thoughts on where pain …
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Podcast Episode 36: Proposals to Improve WordPress Include WP Notify and Security Backporting Changes

This entry was posted in Podcasts on August 06, 2019 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

This week, we talk about our corporate trip to DEF CON, the WordPress security team’s proposal to backport security fixes to fewer releases, a new feature proposal called WP Notify that has a number of very positive implications for WordPress users, Cloudflare’s decision to terminate service for 8Chan, and a European court’s ruling that companies …
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Podcast Episode 35: Security Researcher Jem Turner Talks About Pipdig Scandal

This entry was posted in Podcasts on August 01, 2019 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

 Jem Turner was one of the security researchers that found malicious code in Pipdig’s P3 plugin. Both Jem and Wordfence’s Mikey Veenstra found the P3 plugin to contain a number of suspicious or malicious features, including a remote “killswitch,” an obfuscated function used to change users’ passwords, and code which generated hourly requests to …
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Podcast Episode 34: Capital One Data Breach Impacts over 100M Customers and Other News

This entry was posted in Podcasts on July 31, 2019 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

This week we talk about the Capital One breach affecting over 100 million customers and some important takeaway lessons from that case. We also look at news with the the Equifax settlement, a spearphishing campaign targeting ProtonMail users, the conclusion to Marcus Hutchins’ legal woes, and Facebook’s $5 billion fine and new regulation from the …
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Podcast Episode 33: Joomla Security Lead David Jardin Discusses Securing Over 2.5 Million Joomla Sites

This entry was posted in Podcasts on July 26, 2019 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

 David Jardin is the Security Strike Team Lead for Joomla, an open-source content management system powering more than 2.5 million websites. At WordCamp Europe, Mark and David sat down and talked about the workflow for Joomla security reports and why a proper proof of concept makes fixing vulnerabilities easier for security teams. They also …
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Podcast Episode 32: WordPress Vulnerabilities Targeted, iOS Security Update & the Equifax Settlement

This entry was posted in Podcasts on July 23, 2019 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

This week, we cover WordPress vulnerabilities targeted by a malvertising campaign and an important iOS security update. We also look at Equifax’s $700 million settlement and a recent uptick of new breaches added to Have I Been Pwned. Along with other news and a summary of WordCamp Boston, we talk about the film project we’ve …
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Recent WordPress Vulnerabilities Targeted by Malvertising Campaign

This entry was posted in Research, WordPress Security on July 22, 2019 by Mikey Veenstra   7 Replies

The Defiant Threat Intelligence team has identified a malvertising campaign which is causing victims’ sites to display unwanted popup ads and redirect visitors to malicious destinations, including tech support scams, malicious Android APKs, and sketchy pharmaceutical ads. This type of campaign is far from novel, but these attacks drew our attention. By targeting a few …
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Podcast Episode 31: Securing Sensitive Data in the Cloud with Chris Teitzel

This entry was posted in Podcasts on July 19, 2019 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies

 At WordCamp Europe, Mark chats with Chris Teitzel, CEO and founder of Lockr. Lockr is a key management system for websites using CMSs like WordPress and Drupal. Chris talks about the challenges of securing sensitive information and how Lockr makes secure key management affordable. Chris speaks on security topics at WordCamps and DrupalCons around …
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