Podcast Episode 39: Headless eCommerce, Scaling for eCommerce Growth with Topher DeRosia

Topher DeRosia is the Developer Evangelist for BigCommerce and a frequent WordCamp speaker. He’s worked with WordPress for a long time and is the man behind HeroPress, telling the stories of people whose lives have been transformed by WordPress. HeroPress is now syndicated on WordPress.org/news, bringing these inspirational stories to an even wider audience. At WordCamp Boston, Topher and Kathy talked about everything WordPress, from security to eCommerce, HeroPress, headless WordPress, headless eCommerce as well as how these new methods of distributing content and commerce will change publishing.

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You can find Topher on Twitter as @topher1kenobe and at topher1kenobe.com and at HeroPress.com. You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 38: Automattic Buys Tumblr from Verizon

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, August 12, 2019 that Verizon is selling social media and blogging platform Tumblr to Automattic for an undisclosed sum, though rumors state that it may be as low as $3 million dollars. After the announcement, Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg discussed the news on PostStatus, stating that they plan to migrate infrastructure off of Verizon, move Tumblr’s backend to WordPress, and support the same APIs on both WordPress.com and Tumblr. Mullenweg noted on PostStatus that this acquisition is “by far the largest investment or acquisition Automattic has ever made.” In this episode, we discuss the implications for Tumblr, WordPress, and Automattic.

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This week in the news we cover Automattic’s purchase of Tumblr from Verizon. Some sources we reference include:

  • The announcement in the Wall Street Journal.
  • Coverage on PostStatus, where Matt Mullenweg answered questions from the community. David Bisset and Brian Krogsgard did a great job of covering the story.
  • An Axios article reporting that the price was approximately $3 million.
  • A post on WP Tavern covering the implications of WordPress on the Tumblr backend.
  • An older article detailing Tumblr architecture.
  • Hacker News discussion about the Tumblr acquisition.

You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

Do you have thoughts about Automattic’s buy of Tumblr? Please feel free to post your feedback in the comments below.

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Podcast Episode 37: Vito Peleg Talks Breaking the Agency Glass Ceiling & Building a Product with Customers

In this episode, Mark chats with Vito Peleg, the founder of WP Feedback, a plugin that helps WordPress-focused agencies streamline approval and support for their customers. Vito talks about the glass ceiling in agencies where managing people and projects begins to inhibit growth and profitability. He also shares some interesting thoughts on where pain points lie and how to move past them, as well as how to effectively leverage your own customers to inform product design.

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You can find Vito and Feedback WP on Twitter as @FeedbackWP and at www.wpfeedback.co. You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 36: Proposals to Improve WordPress Include WP Notify and Security Backporting Changes

This week, we talk about our corporate trip to DEF CON, the WordPress security team’s proposal to backport security fixes to fewer releases, a new feature proposal called WP Notify that has a number of very positive implications for WordPress users, Cloudflare’s decision to terminate service for 8Chan, and a European court’s ruling that companies using the Facebook “like” button are liable for data collection.

Here are timestamps in case you would like to jump around:
1:18 The Defiant trip to DEF CON
3:05 WordPress Security team proposes backporting fixes to fewer releases
6:58 Feature Proposal: WP Notify
11:52 Cloudflare terminates service for 8Chan
16:05 Sites using Facebook “like” button liable for data

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This week in the news we cover:

You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant. To learn more about Open, visit open.film. Please feel free to post your feedback in the comments below.

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Podcast Episode 36: Proposals to Improve WordPress Include WP Notify and Security Backporting Changes

This week, we talk about our corporate trip to DEF CON, the WordPress security team’s proposal to backport security fixes to fewer releases, a new feature proposal called WP Notify that has a number of very positive implications for WordPress users, Cloudflare’s decision to terminate service for 8Chan, and a European court’s ruling that companies using the Facebook “like” button are liable for data collection.

Here are timestamps in case you would like to jump around:
1:18 The Defiant trip to DEF CON
3:05 WordPress Security team proposes backporting fixes to fewer releases
6:58 Feature Proposal: WP Notify
11:52 Cloudflare terminates service for 8Chan
16:05 Sites using Facebook “like” button liable for data

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This week in the news we cover:

You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant. To learn more about Open, visit open.film. Please feel free to post your feedback in the comments below.

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Podcast Episode 35: Security Researcher Jem Turner Talks About Pipdig Scandal

Jem Turner was one of the security researchers that found malicious code in Pipdig’s P3 plugin. Both Jem and Wordfence’s Mikey Veenstra found the P3 plugin to contain a number of suspicious or malicious features, including a remote “killswitch,” an obfuscated function used to change users’ passwords, and code which generated hourly requests to DDoS a competitor’s site. At WordCamp Europe, Mark sat down with Jem and asked about her process of finding this malicious code and the diligence in her research. Jem also talks about the unexpected reaction from the Pipdig developer and their users, and how the community of bloggers banded together to help each other.

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You can find Jem on Twitter as @jemjabella and at www.thejempire.net. You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 34: Capital One Data Breach Impacts over 100M Customers and Other News

This week we talk about the Capital One breach affecting over 100 million customers and some important takeaway lessons from that case. We also look at news with the the Equifax settlement, a spearphishing campaign targeting ProtonMail users, the conclusion to Marcus Hutchins’ legal woes, and Facebook’s $5 billion fine and new regulation from the FTC, amongst other stories.

Here are timestamps in case you would like to jump around:
1:20 WordCamp Asia & WordCamp US
3:36 Capital One Breach
14:19 Equifax settlement news
18:00 ProtonMail spearphishing
21:08 Marcus Hutchins case
25:01 Facebook fined by FTC
31:27 Ransomware affecting Georgia police car laptops
33:08 Los Angeles police data breach
36:48 Comodo exposed credentials
39:34 Siri recording sensitive moments
44:04 Anonymizing data doesn’t protect privacy

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You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant. Please feel free to post your feedback in the comments below.

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Podcast Episode 33: Joomla Security Lead David Jardin Discusses Securing Over 2.5 Million Joomla Sites

David Jardin is the Security Strike Team Lead for Joomla, an open-source content management system powering more than 2.5 million websites. At WordCamp Europe, Mark and David sat down and talked about the workflow for Joomla security reports and why a proper proof of concept makes fixing vulnerabilities easier for security teams. They also discussed the improvements in cryptographic code signing expected in Joomla 4, its next major release.

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You can find David on Twitter as @snipersister and at www.djumla.de. You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 33: Joomla Security Lead David Jardin Discusses Securing Over 2.5 Million Joomla Sites

David Jardin is the Security Strike Team Lead for Joomla, an open-source content management system powering more than 2.5 million websites. At WordCamp Europe, Mark and David sat down and talked about the workflow for Joomla security reports and why a proper proof of concept makes fixing vulnerabilities easier for security teams. They also discussed the improvements in cryptographic code signing expected in Joomla 4, its next major release.

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You can find David on Twitter as @snipersister and at www.djumla.de. You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 32: WordPress Vulnerabilities Targeted, iOS Security Update & the Equifax Settlement

This week, we cover WordPress vulnerabilities targeted by a malvertising campaign and an important iOS security update. We also look at Equifax’s $700 million settlement and a recent uptick of new breaches added to Have I Been Pwned. Along with other news and a summary of WordCamp Boston, we talk about the film project we’ve worked on since late last year. Open | The Community Code will premiere November 2019. We talk about how and why we created this film about the open-source WordPress community.

Here are timestamps in case you would like to jump around:

0:45 Kathy reviews WordCamp Boston
3:40 Open.film, how and why we created a documentary short about WordPress
12:15 WordPress vulnerabilities targeted by malvertising campaign
17:30 iOS security update
19:40 Equifax settlement
24:15 New breaches in Have I Been Pwned
29:32 Russian Intelligence Hack
31:50 Bulgaria tax agency hacked
33:45 Kazakhstan’s plans to add man-in-the-middle certificate
39:45 A plea to cybersecurity reporters

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This week in the news we cover:

  • A malvertising campaign is targeting recently disclosed WordPress vulnerabilities.
  • An iOS update released July 22 contains numerous security patches.
  • Equifax settles with the Federal Trade Commission for $700 million for the data breach that happened in 2017.
  • Numerous new breaches have been added to Have I Been Pwned. They include breaches from the following:
    • Online photo editing site piZap
    • Fashion retailer SHEIN
    • Hacking site BlackSpigotMC
    • Video making service Animoto
    • Broadcasting service YouNow
    • Bulgarian National Revenue Agency
    • Food ordering service EatStreet
    • Auction website Artvalue
    • Roleplaying website Roll20
    • Gaming site Armor Games
    • Gaming site Game Salad
    • Gaming site Stronghold Kingdoms
    • Gaming site Flash Flash Revolution
    • Smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi user forum
  • Russian Intelligence has been hacked, exposing social media and TOR intelligence projects
  • The Bulgarian National Revenue Agency had records of 5 million taxpayers stolen by hackers, which is likely the entire taxpaying population.
  • The government of Kazakhstan ordered all ISPs in the country to force customers to install a government-issued root certificate by Quaznet Trust Network on all of their internet accessing devices.

You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant. To learn more about Open, visit open.film or follow on Twitter @opendotfilm. Please feel free to post your feedback in the comments below.

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