Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) β€” What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) β€” What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?

Dan and Eric discuss their top picks for WordPress news stories of the week and the topic of professionalism. What is it β€” what does it mean for us in the WordPress community, and how does it relate to a healthy open source project and business ecosystem?

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Sites hacked with fake CloudFlare DDoS alerts infected with RATs

Remote Access Trojans (RATs) are new to me β€” apparently, you can get one on a Windows machine as a malware payload from fake CloudFlare DDoS alert pages on hacked WordPress sites. Ben Martin at Sucuri explains “a recent surge in JavaScript injections targeting WordPress sites has resulted in fake DDoS prevent prompts which lead…

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This is a security nightmare: a…

This is a security nightmare: a researcher managed to breach over 35 major companies’ internal systems (including Microsoft, Apple, PayPal, Shopify, and more) in a software supply chain attack. 😱 The attack comprised uploading malware to open source repositories including PyPI, npm, and RubyGems, which then got distributed downstream automatically into many companies’ internal applications….

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What you should know about the Sucuri acquisition deal by GoDaddy

In fewer than six years, Sucuri went from a team trying to decide when the founders should go full time, to a team of more than one hundred people, and an acquisition deal in their hands from one of the world’s largest web hosts. The company was founded in 2009, but it wasn’t until January…

Automattic’s WordAds, and other features, now available to paid Jetpack users

Jetpack 4.5 has several new features, including a newly designed VideoPress that I look forward to checking out further. But what caught my eye the most is that Automattic is now making WordAds — their home grown ad platform that has run on WordPress.com for centuries — available to all Jetpack users. This is an…

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