Think Like a Hacker with Wordfence

Think Like a Hacker with Wordfence

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Mark Maunder co-founded Wordfence in 2011 after his WordPress site was hacked and he learned how hard it was to clean and secure. Today the team has grown to over 35 members world-wide and Wordfence protects over 3 million WordPress sites. Join Mark as he and his colleague Kathy Zant cover interesting topics related to WordPress, security and innovation. Episodes alternate between security news and interviews with innovators from WordPress and information security communities.


16: Cami Kaos Talks WordCamps, Meetups and Community
May 24 • 12 min
If you’ve ever attended a WordCamp or a WordPress meetup, that community experience was based on the guidance & support from WordCamp Community Manager Cami Kaos. Cami is the primary contact for the 150 WordCamps & over 600 WordPress meetups taking place…
15: So. Much. News!!
May 21 • 47 min
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…
14: Interview with Trauma Surgeon and Plugin Dev Andy Fragen
May 16 • 33 min
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…
12: Major WhatsApp Vulnerability and Other News
May 14 • 47 min
This week we cover the WhatsApp zero-day vulnerability that allegedly was used to infect phones with malware. We announce a new Wordfence update, making an updated two-factor authentication feature available to all Wordfence users. We cover a story about…
11: The Dave Ryan Interview
May 10 • 72 min
Dave Ryan is an Interdisciplinary WordPress Developer at Bluehost, where he focuses on helping build WordPress and supporting the WordPress community. He is an organizer for Phoenix area WordPress meetups and WordCamp Phoenix. He also speaks at numerous…
10: WordPress 5.2 Security Enhancements and Other News
May 8 • 57 min
Welcome to the 10th episode of Think Like a Hacker. We’re doing things differently this week, separating news & our interview into 2 episodes. Today we cover the news & we will share our interview later this week. We discuss new cryptographic protection…
9: The Jon Brown Interview and Vulnerabilities, The Dark Web, Scams, Oh My!
May 1 • 101 min
We cover quite a few stories: 2 plugins with vulnerabilities, WordPress 5.2 & a now-defunct dark web marketplace. We follow up on Google’s Sensorvault, Richard Stallman’s comments on Facebook & JetBlue’s use of facial recognition. We look at GoDaddy’s…
8: We Go Deep on Coffee, Hackable Child Trackers and More
Apr 23 • 114 min
We look at Troy Hunt’s pen testing of the TicTocTrack watch, changes coming in the AMP project & implications of the UK’s new porn age restriction law. We review a story about “SeaTurtle” espionage campaign. We look at why the Nigerian prince scam is…
7: The Tyler Lau Interview, Assange, Thought Experiments, AirBnB Scams and More
Apr 17 • 67 min
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…
6: The Brandy Lawson Interview, The News and Facebook Rants
Apr 10 • 68 min
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…
5: The Raquel Landefeld Interview & The Pipdig Story
Apr 2 • 100 min
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 and the co-founder of agency Mode…
4: The Aaron Campbell Interview and the Social Warfare Saga
Mar 26 • 36 min
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…
3: The Cory Miller Interview and Vulnerability In Easy WP SMTP Plugin
Mar 21 • 70 min
This week we have breaking news with a serious vulnerability in the Easy WP SMTP WordPress plugin. We are seeing exploits actively target this vulnerability. We also cover the week’s news with Kathy Zant and have a spectacular interview with Cory Miller…
2: Mikey Veenstra Talks XSS Vulnerability + The Adam Warner Interview
Mar 12 • 70 min
Welcome to Think Like a Hacker, Episode 2. In this episode Mikey Veenstra, a threat analyst at Wordfence discusses a serious XSS vulnerability in an abandoned cart plugin. We also chat with Adam Warner, a well known figure in the WordPress community. In…
1: The Josepha Haden Interview
Mar 7 • 36 min
Josepha Haden is the Executive Director of the WordPress project at Automattic. She oversees and directs all contributor teams in their work to build and maintain WordPress. Josepha can be found at https://josepha.blog. In our news segment, we talk about…