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Episode 65: WordCamp Asia Cancellation Prompts Community Support - Wordfence Blog

WordCamp Asia was cancelled this week due to concerns of COVID-19/coronavirus in the region. This week, Wordfence CEO Mark Maunder talks about the decision to offer the WordCamp Asia Cancellation Fee Assistance Package to attendees, volunteers, organizers, and speakers that… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 64: Backdoors, Webshells, and the Growing Risks of Leaks & Breaches - Wordfence Blog

We take a look at the annual hacked site report from GoDaddy’s Sucuri Security and the types of malware they found in various CMS and shopping cart applications. Microsoft reports they’re finding 77k webshells daily, and WP Scan’s roundup lists… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 63: Succeeding as a Remote Working Nomad with Chloe Chamberland - Wordfence Blog

Chloe Chamberland never wanted to get into security, and yet in the last three years, she has emerged as one of our most effective and prolific threat researchers. Not only does she find vulnerabilities in numerous popular plugins, she also… Continue Reading →

Episode 62: 2019 Think Like a Hacker Highlights - Wordfence Blog

We’ve had quite a year with Think Like a Hacker, the podcast about WordPress, security and innovation. For this end of year episode, we take a look back at a few of our favorite interviews and news stories. We review… Continue Reading →

Episode 61: Improving Website Performance and User Experiences with Dave Ryan - Wordfence Blog

With Google Chrome experimenting with a badge of shame for websites that load slowly in Chrome, there is a new urgency for high performance interfaces for web users. Gatsby, Gridsome and other static site interfaces are hot in the development… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 60: Top WordPress Influencer Lists & Chrome Password Security Improvements - Wordfence Blog

A small furor erupted over a top influencers in WordPress list that neglected to show the diverse nature of the WordPress community. We talk about the impossibility of making an accurate list that reflects the true nature of WordPress influence… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 59: Mailpoet’s Kim Gjerstad on Beating Spammers and Improving Net Promoter Scores - Wordfence Blog

Kim Gjerstad, one of the founders of Mailpoet, visited with Mark at the Wordfence booth at WordCamp US. Kim and Mark talked about the origins of Mailpoet, the plugin that gives users a full email management system within the WordPress… Continue Reading →

Episode 58: Leadership and the Business of WordPress Plugins: Lessons from the Yoast Black Friday Ad - Wordfence Blog

Yoast, the SEO plugin installed on 9 million WordPress sites, ran a Black Friday sale, experimenting with an ad in the WordPress admin dashboard. The internet furor was dramatic, and Yoast’s CEO Marieke van de Rakt took ownership, showing exceptional… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 57: SEO Content Strategy and Lock Picking with Maddy Osman at WordCamp US - Wordfence Blog

Maddy Osman is a SEO content strategist that has worked with a number of familiar brands in both the WordPress and SaaS spaces. She spoke at WordCamp US and took some time to chat with us at the Wordfence sponsor… Continue Reading →

Episode 56: WordCamp US, WordPress 5.3 and Chrome Blocking Mixed Content - Wordfence Blog

In Episode 56, we review the premiere of Open, The Community Code, a film about the WordPress community that world premiered at Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word Keynote at WordCamp US. Mark and Kathy talk about what it was… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 55: Yoast’s Marieke van de Rakt & Michiel Heijmans at WordCamp US - Wordfence Blog

At WordCamp US in Saint Louis, Mark sat down with Yoast CEO Marieke van de Rakt and COO Michiel Heijmans in the Wordfence booth to talk about not only how Yoast began, but also how they’ve grown to over 9… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 54: The Hacker Mindset at WordCamp US - Wordfence Blog

Kathy Zant gave a presentation about The Hacker Mindset at WordCamp US 2019 in St. Louis. Learning to think like a hacker in the security realm is a big part of keeping your assets safe, and there are additional benefits…. Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 53: WordCamp US 2019 Preview from St. Louis - Wordfence Blog

Mark and Kathy connect in person on Halloween in St. Louis to talk about what’s happening at WordCamp US. We review what’s new at WCUS, some of the more interesting sessions, and all of the fun activities Wordfence is bringing… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 52: Innovating for Customer Success with Andrea Zoellner - Wordfence Blog

Andrea Zoellner has been an active organizer of WordCamp Montreal and is the Chief Content Creator at hosting provider, SiteGround. Andrea focuses on supporting SiteGround customers in the North American and English-speaking market. With a background in journalism, Andrea found… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 51: WeWork’s Financial Woes Spark Meetup RSVP Fees and the WordPress 5.2.4 Security Release - Wordfence Blog

This week, we cover WeWork’s failed IPO and financial woes and how this likely led to Meetup’s introduction of an RSVP fee. We discuss why this decision doesn’t bode well for WeWork’s future. We also look at the WordPress 5.2.4… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 50: Empowering WordPress Users Through Education with Jennifer Bourn - Wordfence Blog

Jennifer Bourn has been a leader in the WordPress community for years, helping WordPress users of all experience levels get the most out of the platform. She has also created beautiful websites for recognizable brands through her design company, Bourn… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 49: Building Business Through Community with Lindsey Miller - Wordfence Blog

At WordCamp Minneapolis, our Lead Customer Service Engineer Tim Cantrell chats with Lindsey Miller about her work as Partner Marketing Manager at LiquidWeb. Tim and Lindsey also talk about the challenges of being a remote worker, and how the connections… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 48: Salesforce Ventures Invests $300 Million in Automattic - Wordfence Blog

Salesforce Ventures invested $300 million into Automattic at a $3 billion valuation. We discuss what this might mean for Automattic, the WordPress community, and the WordPress ecosystem by analyzing the roots of Salesforce and the opportunities it brings to WordPress…. Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 47: Staying Secure through Community Cooperation with GiveWP’s Matt Cromwell - Wordfence Blog

At WordCamp Sacramento, Matt Cromwell from GiveWP talked with us about how Give began, their mission of democratizing generosity, and how they handled the vulnerability disclosure from the Wordfence team. When our security researchers reached out to provide a proof… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 46: Zero Day Vulnerability in Rich Reviews Plugin Exploited In The Wild - Wordfence Blog

We chat with Mikey Veenstra to talk about the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team’s work tracking a series of active attacks on an unpatched vulnerability in the Rich Reviews plugin for WordPress. With an estimated 16,000 installations, attackers are targeting unauthenticated… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 45: Securing and Scaling eCommerce with Zach Stepek - Wordfence Blog

This week, our lead customer service engineer Tim Cantrell interviews Zach Stepek, CEO of MindSize, a digital agency focused on helping customers scale and succeed with eCommerce. Zach talks about how he got started with WordPress and WooCommerce, new features… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 44: Unpacking the WordPress 5.2.3 Security Release - Wordfence Blog

WordPress core version 5.2.3 was released on September 4. This was a security release patching eight key vulnerabilities in WordPress core, most of which were cross site scripting vulnerabilities. In this episode of Think Like a Hacker, we walk through… Continue Reading →

Episode 43: Wordfence Research on Malvertising Campaign Makes the News - Wordfence Blog

This week, we chat about the plan for WordPress 5.3 and some of the new features we will see added to WordPress in November, including many improvements to the editor. We will also see a switch from robots.txt files to… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 42: Building WordPress Websites that Convert with Bill Rice - Wordfence Blog

 Bill Rice is the CEO of Kaleidico, a digital agency in Michigan. We chatted at WordCamp Minneapolis about WordPress and the community, and his work creating websites that convert. Bill spoke at WordCamp Minneapolis about trends in WordPress website… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 41: KidsCamp and the Next Generation of WordPress Users with Sandy Edwards - Wordfence Blog

 As of WordCamp Boston 2019, Sandy Edwards has organized 26 KidsCamps across the US. We talk about what kids do at a WordPress KidsCamp, the success these kids have had publishing with WordPress, and how Sandy teaches basic internet… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 40: WordPress Considers Ditching Signed Core Updates - Wordfence Blog

A recent discussion among WordPress core developers about removing support for code signing in core caught our attention. Code signing support was included with the WordPress 5.2 release. The discussion centers around removing code signing and implementing SSL verification and… Continue Reading →

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

 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…. Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 38: Automattic Buys Tumblr from Verizon - Wordfence Blog

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… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 37: Vito Peleg Talks Breaking the Agency Glass Ceiling & Building a Product with Customers - Wordfence Blog

 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… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 36: Proposals to Improve WordPress Include WP Notify and Security Backporting Changes - Wordfence Blog

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… Continue Reading →

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