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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 2 million WordPress sites. Join Mark as he and his colleague Kathy Zant cover interesting topics related to WordPress, security and innovation. Most episodes include interviews with luminaries from the WordPress or security communities.

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 2 million WordPress sites. Join Mark as he and his colleague Kathy Zant cover interesting topics related to WordPress, security and innovation. Most episodes include interviews with luminaries from the WordPress or security communities.
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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 2 million WordPress sites. Join Mark as he and his colleague Kathy Zant cover interesting topics related to WordPress, security and innovation. Most episodes include interviews with luminaries from the WordPress or security communities.

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Episodes

Episode 7: The Tyler Lau Interview, Assange, Thought Experiments, AirBnB Scams and More

4/17/2019
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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 fall of the Bayrob malware gang, and some tips for avoiding a new AirBnB scam. I also talked to Tyler Lau at WordCamp Phoenix last month, and we share that interview with you today. Tyler is the Social Community Manager at Sandhills...

Duration:01:07:42

Episode 6: The Brandy Lawson Interview, The News and Facebook Rants

4/10/2019
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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 discuss privacy concerns with Facebook. I also talk to Brandy Lawson, a digital agency entrepreneur in Phoenix, Arizona. Brandy is passionate about helping coaches, speakers, and authors who are making an impact on the world. I had a...

Duration:01:08:32

Episode 5: The Raquel Landefeld Interview & The Pipdig Story

4/2/2019
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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, co-founder of agency Mode Effect and a well known and loved personality in the WordPress community. Raquel and I chat about her adventures as a mom in tech, Gutenberg, her approach to networking, what it is like being a WordCamp Phoenix organizer and what she is up to for the...

Duration:01:40:25

Episode 4: The Aaron Campbell Interview and the Social Warfare Saga

3/26/2019
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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 will become more secure soon with code signing. And along with several other news items, we have a spectacular interview with Aaron Campbell, the former head of WordPress security. Enjoy!!

Duration:00:36:31

Episode 3: The Cory Miller Interview and Vulnerability In Easy WP SMTP Plugin

3/21/2019
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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 where he chats about how he started iThemes, why he sold to Liquid Web, some of the challenges of being a founder and what is next for him. Enjoy!!

Duration:01:10:45

Episode 2: Mikey Veenstra Talks XSS Vulnerability + The Adam Warner Interview

3/12/2019
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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 our interview we chat about Adam's personal WordPress journey, community engagement success and the future of WordPress. And as always we cover the news with Kathy Zant.

Duration:01:10:58

Episode 1: The Josepha Haden Interview

3/7/2019
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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 recent vulnerabilities in the Freemius library affecting WordPress plugins, the CoinHive shutdown, and why potential changes in WordPress core development will benefit end users' security and more.

Duration:00:36:59