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.
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.
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.
2021: A year in review
2021 was touted as the year in which everything returns back to normality. Alas, this was not to be, as the developments we were hoping for didn’t fully materialize. 2021, however, was a year of hope in which human ingenuity triumphed over tragedy.
Important CAPTCHA 4WP Announcement
When the original developer of the plugin formerly known as Advanced noCaptcha & invisible Captcha (v2 & v3) developed the plugin, he included integration with third-party plugins such as Contact Form 7 and WooCommerce as a premium feature. This could be clearly seen in the Premium Edition advert located on the right side of the plugin page.
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.
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.
What to take away from GoDaddy’s hack of November 2021
On the 6th of September 2021, as-of-yet unknown actors breached and gained access to data of 1,200,000 GoDaddy customers. GoDaddy noticed the breach on November the 17th, some 36 days later. The breach was reported to the SEC some five days later and 41 days after the fact.
Call for beta testers
Quality and dependability are two tenets on which all of our plugins are built. We work to achieve this day in day out through a rigorous development process that also involves considerable testing by our internal team. This enables us to ensure we only release any new update or plugin once we are confident that it’s solid and will perform well.