Securing Port 443: The Gateway To A New Universe

WordFence –  WordFence –  At Wordfence our business is to secure over 4 million WordPress websites and keep them secure. My background is in network operations, and then I transitioned…

Top Five Attacking IPs This Month: Their Locations May Not Be Where You Think

WordFence –  WordFence –  At Wordfence, we see large amounts of threat actor data, and often that data tells unexpected stories. Taking a look at just the top five attacking…

The Cybersecurity CIA Triad: What You Need to Know as a WordPress Site Owner

WordFence –  WordFence –  One of the core concepts of cybersecurity is known as the CIA Triad. There are three pillars to the triad, with each pillar being designed to…

We’re Now Blocking 10,000 Requests Per Hour in Ukraine From Known Malicious IPs

WordFence –  WordFence –  48 hours ago we deployed our commercial real-time threat intelligence automatically, and for free, to all Ukrainian websites with the .UA top-level domain. That has made…

Entering a Higher State of Vigilance – Ukraine Under Attack

WordFence –  WordFence –  It appears that Russia has just commenced the invasion of Ukraine. Check your preferred international news outlet, but according to the Ukrainian foreign minister “Putin has…

GoDaddy Breach Widens to tsoHost, Media Temple, 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet, and Host Europe

WordFence –  WordFence –  Yesterday GoDaddy disclosed a massive data breach impacting over 1.2 Million customers. Today, we received confirmation from GoDaddy that multiple brands that resell GoDaddy Managed WordPress…

GoDaddy Breached – Plaintext Passwords Used – 1.2M Affected

WordFence –  WordFence –  This morning, GoDaddy disclosed that an unknown attacker had gained unauthorized access to the system used to provision the company’s Managed WordPress sites, impacting up to…

PSA: Widespread Remote Working Scam Underway

WordFence –  WordFence –  I’ve just gotten off the phone with a victim of the scam that I’m about to describe. This is impacting a lot of folks, so please…

It’s Not You. It’s Them. On Hacking and Responsible Disclosure.

WordFence –  WordFence –  A story was recently posted to Hacker News celebrating a hack of IoT devices at a school that let a student and their friends rickroll the…

You’ve Found a Vulnerability! Now What? A Guide to Responsible Disclosure.

WordFence –  WordFence –  Information security researchers make a valuable contribution to our online security by finding vulnerabilities and facilitating getting them fixed. Wordfence has been finding and disclosing vulnerabilities…