Articles from Joel Farrugia

About Joel Farrugia

Joel is our technical writer responsible for writing the different kinds of content we need. With a background in tech and content, he has a passion for making technology accessible and understandable for everyone.

LaMDA and CAPTCHA – Should we be worried?

A couple of months ago Google released LaMDA. LaMDA is a machine-learning language model (as a chatbot). LaMDA resembles human communication profusely and can pass tests that distinguish between people and computers (such as CAPTCHA). What does this mean for CAPTCHA?

WCEU 2022 was a blast – here’s what we got up to

The WP White Security team went to WCEU 2022 and it was a blast! Read here for a recap of the event and see what we got up to.

The different types of CAPTCHA checks for WordPress websites

Since CAPTCHA was first introduced, it has undergone various iterations and evolutions. With each step, the aim always has been to make it easier for humans and more challenging for non-humans to pass the test.

How to combine activity logs and monitoring to supercharge WordPress administration

Careful and consistent administration of a WordPress website can not only help you ensure happy visitors and users but ultimately more of them. However, many WordPress website owners are not in the business of managing WordPress websites.

CAPTCHA 4WP 7.0.6 Free Edition

We are launching version 7.0.6 of CAPTCHA 4WP Free Edition. This latest release includes several improvements and fixes, for a smooth-running and stable CAPTCHA plugin for WordPress.

CAPTCHA 4WP Premium version 7.0.6 – You spoke, we listened

Since we acquired CAPTCHA 4WP (previously Advanced noCaptcha & invisible Captcha (v2 & v3)) we set about updating the code and mechanics of the plugin to bring it in line with WP White Security’s standards. In many ways. Version 7.0.0 was the first phase of this endeavour.

The ultimate guide to the WordPress database

At its core, WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System). To manage content, it needs to be able to store it. WordPress does this through folders and files, and a database. We have previously covered the WordPress filesystem in a separate article; we will focus on the database this time around.

Plugin reload: Advanced noCaptcha & invisible Captcha is now CAPTCHA 4WP

When we first came across the opportunity to acquire Advanced noCaptcha & invisible Captcha (v2 & v3) last year, we quickly understood this plugin’s potential to elevate the CAPTCHA game for WordPress administrators and website owners. While we felt that the plugin needed some TLC that we were more than happy to put in, we also understood that it had the basics right.

The WordPress file system

WordPress is, at its core, a web application, and just like every other web application, it requires and uses a labyrinth of folders and files to work. These files and folders include everything from access controls and WordPress’ core code to the plugins, themes, media you upload, and everything in between.

A new chapter for WP 2FA

Since its inception, WP 2FA has evolved to become one of the top WordPress 2FA plugins – thanks to the hard work of the team and our customers who have shown faith in us and our products and provided us with invaluable feedback.

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