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.

An analysis of the Cisco 2022 hack

On the 24th of May, 2022, Cisco was made aware by its security teams that there had been a breach. The attacker had managed to gain access, escalate their privileges, install remote access and hacking software, and take steps to maintain access to the systems. They managed to do all of this one step at a time. As we shall see, this should have been easily preventable.

CISA’s list of bad practices that harm WordPress security

CISA, which stands for Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, is a US federal agency operating under the Department of Homeland Security. Established in 2018, it supersedes the NPPD – National Protection and Programs Directorate and is tasked with improving cybersecurity against attacks originating from both private and state-backed hackers.

Participate in our WordPress security survey and win

We are launching our very first WordPress security survey. The aim of this survey is to understand how WordPress administrators and owners view and manage basic security tasks on their WordPress websites. While we have carried out surveys in the past, this survey is perhaps more ambitious than what we have previously done.

C4WP 7.1.0: Support for Gravity Forms and WPForms

We are thrilled to announce the release of CAPTCHA 4WP version 7.1.0. This release features some highly-requested new features alongside a number of improvements to help administrators and website owners ensure the success of CAPTCHA deployments on WordPress websites when using CAPTCHA 4WP.

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.

C4WP 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.

C4WP 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.

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