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Year in review: 2022

Exactly a year ago, I sat at this very same keyboard to write an article that’s not too different from this one. While a lot has happened since then, the year has all but flown past. I am told that this is due to my getting older – the older you get, the smaller of a percentage a year is of your lived life; hence it seems like less time has passed.

In last year’s recap (covering 2021), we were starting to free ourselves from the clutches of the pandemic. Today, we are better equipped to deal with its ramifications, but 2022 brought its own set of challenges and wins.

Black Friday deals 2022

This Black Friday, we are offering an amazing 50% discount on all new plugin subscriptions. This is the perfect opportunity to shore up your WordPress security and administration (at a hefty discount) as we head into a busy festive season.

Participate in our WordPress administration survey and win

Following the success of our WordPress security survey, we are launching another survey – this time addressing WordPress administration. The purpose of this survey is to get an understanding of how our customers and readers undertake basic WordPress administration tasks.

A look at WordPress auto updates statistics in 2022

WordPress auto-updates can be quite a divisive topic. When enabled, auto-updates can ensure that you get the latest updates as soon as they become available. This can help you mitigate certain risks, such as security holes, as fast as possible. Yet, untested updates can break your website – so what’s the deal? Should auto-updates be enabled or disabled? The answer is not so simple.

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.

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.

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