Podcast Episode 22: Ninja Forms Developer James Laws on Building & Expanding a WordPress Business

Ninja Forms is used on over 1 million WordPress sites. In this episode, Mark interviews James Laws, the co-founder of WP Ninjas, the developers behind this robust and powerful form builder. James and Mark talk about revenue models that work, how to find new opportunities through market research, experimentation with new products and services as well as learning from your customers. They also discuss how to choose your next project when you have too many ideas, and the new businesses James and WP Ninjas are exploring in eCommerce. It’s a fascinating discussion that will help you think about your own businesses and career in new ways. Enjoy!

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You can find James on Twitter @jameslaws or at JamesLaws.com. You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 21: New Plugin Vulns Exploited in the Wild, an Extortion Scam and the CBP Data Breach

This week, we discuss active exploitation of a plugin vulnerability in the wild, an extortion scam hitting numerous website owners, exposure of Industrial Control Systems to attackers as well as a CBP breach affecting travelers in the United States. We also talk about an email server vulnerability and what to do in a SIM port attack.

Here are approximate timestamps in case you want to jump around:
0:35 User Submitted Posts Plugin Vulnerability Seeing Attacks
4:20 An extortion scam is threatening website owners & how to protect your site
10:10 CBP breach of license plates and facial recognition data affecting US travelers
16:54 WordPress accessibility proposal
25:25 Google Cloud outage affects numerous services
26:59 State of Industrial Control Systems in Poland and Switzerland
36:00 Severe RCE in Exim mail transfer agent
37:09 What to do when SIM swapping happens to you

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Podcast Episode 20: Making Big Changes by Adopting Micro-Habits with Nathan Ingram

At WordCamp Orange County, Nathan Ingram participated in a unique business track discussion about failure, something with which most entrepreneurs are intimately familiar. Immediately after his talk, Nathan sat down with Mark for this interview. The conversation goes deep fast, as both Mark and Nathan share their thoughts about being an entrepreneur and how “the best lessons in life are learned from failure.” Nathan recently lost 50 pounds in two months and he talks about the micro-habits that he leveraged to make big successful changes with his health. This unique, honest and heartfelt interview has a number of lessons for those of us looking to optimize our business processes and find better balance in life.

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You can find Nathan on Twitter @nathaningram or at NathanIngram.com where you can also learn more about Nathan’s incredible health journey. You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 19: Service Vulnerabilities in Four Hosting Companies

In episode 19 we talk to Brad Haas about recently patched service vulnerabilities that impacted four popular hosting companies. We also talk about a new login security plugin for WordPress that we’ve launched. In the news we cover a wave of SIM swapping attacks hitting cryptocurrency users, NGINX vulnerabilities and recent data breaches affecting the personal information of millions of people.

Here are approximate timestamps in case you want to jump around:
0:40 Interview with Brad Haas on service vulnerability impacting four popular hosting companies
15:31 New Wordfence Login Security plugin
27:54 SIM port attacks hit cryptocurrency users
35:23 100,000 Australian’s private details exposed by Westpac PayID
39:44 Billing details for 11.9 million Quest Diagnostics customers exposed
43:47 NGINX RCE Vulnerabilities

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You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder, Kathy as @kathyzant and Brad at @realbradhaas. Please don’t hesitate to post your feedback in the comments below.

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Podcast Episode 19: Service Vulnerabilities in Four Hosting Companies

In episode 19 we talk to Brad Haas about recently patched service vulnerabilities that impacted four popular hosting companies. We also talk about a new login security plugin for WordPress that we’ve launched. In the news we cover a wave of SIM swapping attacks hitting cryptocurrency users, NGINX vulnerabilities and recent data breaches affecting the personal information of millions of people.

Here are approximate timestamps in case you want to jump around:
0:40 Interview with Brad Haas on service vulnerability impacting four popular hosting companies
15:31 New Wordfence Login Security plugin
27:54 SIM port attacks hit cryptocurrency users
35:23 100,000 Australian’s private details exposed by Westpac PayID
39:44 Billing details for 11.9 million Quest Diagnostics customers exposed
43:47 NGINX RCE Vulnerabilities

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This week in the news we cover:

You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder, Kathy as @kathyzant and Brad at @realbradhaas. Please don’t hesitate to post your feedback in the comments below.

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Episode 18: Scaling a WordPress Agency with Entrepreneur Verious Smith

At WordCamp Orange County, Mark interviewed Verious Smith from Philoveracity Design, a digital agency in southern California. Verious has also been the lead organizer of WordCamp Riverside and runs WordPress meetups to give back to the community. Mark and Verious talk about the challenges of entrepreneurship, growing from freelancer to an agency, and trust and interdependence in remote work. Verious is always striving to learn new things to optimize performance and improve workflow. We hope you enjoy the interview and get as much inspiration from Verious as we did.

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You can find Verious on Twitter @verioussmith or at Philoveracity Design.

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Podcast Episode 17: 3 Severe WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities

Mikey Veenstra joins us to talk about three WordPress plugins with severe vulnerabilities affecting well over 150,000 WordPress installations. Two plugins have been patched, one has not. With Mark under deadline for a film project, Mikey also talks some security news with Kathy. We cover a Docker vulnerability, anatomy of a SIM port attack, zero-day Windows exploits released by a disgruntled security researcher, two large scale data leaks affecting millions of people, and revisit the Baltimore ransomware problem and how the NSA’s Eternal Blue tool was used in the attack.

Here are approximate timestamps in case you want to jump around:
1:00 Interview with Mikey Veenstra on 3 severe WordPress plugin vulnerabilities
13:00 The news, and where’s Mark?
13:30 Docker vulnerability not yet patched
16:24 Anatomy of a SIM port attack
20:17 Microsoft zero-day exploits on Github
25:34 XSS vulnerability discovered in Slimstat plugin
26:26 Over 49 million Instagram users data exposed
29:28 First American Financial leaked hundreds of millions title insurance records
34:20 How an NSA malware tool was used in the Baltimore ransomware attack

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You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder, Kathy as @kathyzant and Mikey at @heyitsmikeyv. Please don’t hesitate to post your feedback in the comments below.

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Podcast Episode 15: So. Much. News!!

In this week’s news we have a lot to cover. We talk about an intrusion at StackOverflow, a proposal to modify the WordPress plugin guidelines, how Chinese hackers are getting better at stealing US cyber secrets, ethical issues of firms promising ransomware solutions that only include paying the ransomware, a breach on the Joomla extension directory server, Google’s aggregation of your purchase receipts and suspension of Android support for Huawei amongst many other stories.

Here are approximate timestamps in case you want to jump around:
0:46 Code signing in WordPress 5.2
4:07 Stack Overflow intrusion
8:00 WordPress plugin guideline proposal
12:00 US cyber secrets being stolen by China
16:00 Ransomware solution
21:11 Joomla extension directory experienced an intrusion
24:40 Google aggregating purchase data
27:58 Google suspends Android support for Huawei
33:00 How effective is basic account hygiene at preventing hijacking
35:00 735K fraudulently obtained IP addresses revoked
38:29 Baltimore ransomware nightmare continues
43:01 460,000 user accounts breached on Uniqlo online
43:59 OGusers forum hacked

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Podcast Episode 12: Major WhatsApp Vulnerability and Other News

This week in our news-focused episode we cover the WhatsApp zero-day vulnerability that allegedly was used to infect phones with malware by simply calling a phone with the app. We also announced a new update to the Wordfence plugin, making an updated two-factor authentication feature available to all Wordfence users. We cover a story about SIM hijacking and discuss why we need to move away from SMS 2-factor authentication. We also cover an ongoing supply-chain attack affecting thousands of sites, three antivirus companies that have been compromised, a malvertiser indictment and other stories.

Here are approximate timestamps in case you want to jump around:
0:30 WhatsApp voice calls used to inject malware
7:07 New Wordfence login security features
12:30 Ongoing supply-chain attack
18:58 SIM card hijacking campaign
22:05 Three US Antivirus companies compromised
23:55 Malvertiser compromised
30:12 Opting out of facial recognition at airports
32:48 Microsoft Word gets politically correct
37:38 Binance intrusion
41:25 Federal agencies spending millions to hack into phones

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This week in the news we cover:

You can find me on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant. Please don’t hesitate to post your feedback in the comments below.

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Podcast Episode 12: Major WhatsApp Vulnerability and Other News

This week in our news-focused episode we cover the WhatsApp zero-day vulnerability that allegedly was used to infect phones with malware by simply calling a phone with the app. We also announced a new update to the Wordfence plugin, making an updated two-factor authentication feature available to all Wordfence users. We cover a story about SIM hijacking and discuss why we need to move away from SMS 2-factor authentication. We also cover an ongoing supply-chain attack affecting thousands of sites, three antivirus companies that have been compromised, a malvertiser indictment and other stories.

Here are approximate timestamps in case you want to jump around:
0:30 WhatsApp voice calls used to inject malware
7:07 New Wordfence login security features
12:30 Ongoing supply-chain attack
18:58 SIM card hijacking campaign
22:05 Three US Antivirus companies compromised
23:55 Malvertiser compromised
30:12 Opting out of facial recognition at airports
32:48 Microsoft Word gets politically correct
37:38 Binance intrusion
41:25 Federal agencies spending millions to hack into phones

Find us on your favorite app or platform including iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud and Overcast.

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This week in the news we cover:

You can find me on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant. Please don’t hesitate to post your feedback in the comments below.

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