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Think Like a Hacker with Wordfence

May 15, 2020

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...


May 2, 2020

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 1 million WordPress sites. As a...


Apr 24, 2020

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 also cover a recent plugin vulnerability in...


Apr 17, 2020

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...


Apr 6, 2020

This week, we look at what’s new in WordPress 5.4, including that distraction free editing is now on by default. We also look at new plugin vulnerabilities, including Rank Math and a Contact From 7 helper plugin. We review the new updates to Fast or Slow, the free global website speed profiler. We also talk...