PluginVulnerabilities.com is Protesting WordPress.org Support Forum Moderators by Publishing Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

image credit: Jason Blackeye A security service called Plugin Vulnerabilities, founded by John Grillot, is taking a vigilante approach to addressing grievances against WordPress.org support forum moderators. The company is protesting the moderators’ actions by publishing zero-day vulnerabilities (those for which no patch has been issued) and then attempting to contact the plugin author via the WordPress.org support forums: Due …

WPWeekly Episode 349 – Sandy Edwards and the Kids Event Working Group Initiative

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Sandy Edwards. Sandy gave us a behind the scenes look at what it takes to organize a WordPress event for children and teens. She also provides background information on a new group that’s been formed called the Kids Events Working Group. This group is responsible for setting the foundation …

Make Your WordPress Sites 100% Immune To Phishing

Google recently made a splash in the security scene when they announced none of their 85,000+ employees have been successfully phished on their work-related accounts since early 2017. It’s the kind of magic sauce we all long to boast about for our clients’ WordPress sites. What was the secret to Google’s success and how can […] View original post at …

Defender 2.0, Forced 2FA, New Tweaks And “We’ll Clean Up Your Site!”

Defender 2.0 is now available including forced Two-Factor Authentication by user role and a new XML-RPC disabler. Big news, I know…but the real stunner comes as a new members-only service upgrade. WPMU DEV security experts will now restore and clean up your site after it’s been hacked! Defender has already been downloaded half a million […] View original post at …

Should You Start an Anonymous Blog? 8 Reasons to Consider It (And 8 Not To)

There’s no doubt about it: we’re living in a world of over-sharers. Bloggers, social media users, celebrity influencers… It seems like everyone wants to be a Kardashian these days; to give the world a close-up look into what’s happening behind the scenes of their lives or to share every thought that’s running through their head. […] View original post at …

Why Not All Password Managers are Secure and What to Do About It

With over 30 million monthly brute force attacks, it’s crucial to use strong passwords everywhere. But creating and remembering unique strong passwords across all your accounts can feel like an impossible task. A password manager can help… or can it? While using and enforcing strong passwords is strongly recommended especially on your WordPress website, not […] View original post at …