The BBC News has transitioned to HTTPS, as everyone should. James Donohue, a software engineer working with a team on the transition, briefly explains the problems that needed to be addressed and why security is so important to journalism: “In a climate of anxiety around fake news, it’s vital that users are able to determine that articles have not been tampered with and that their browsing history is private to them.”
A severe Jetpack vulnerability has been disclosed and patched in Jetpack. The bug allows attackers to publish posts, and has existed since 2012. The Jetpack blog post states the following: During an internal security audit, we found a bug that allows an attacker to bypass a site’s access controls and publish posts. This vulnerability could be combined…
It’s BobWP’s WooSnippet for the week of February 21, 2022. Get the lowdown on what’s new in the world of WooCommerce.
How has the WordPress community changed since its early days? How does money and market share change it? What lies ahead?
United States national security interests are poised to become more invested in and engaged with open source projects classified as public infrastructure. From Log4j to the Securing Open Source Software Act, how did it all come together in 2022, and what may lie ahead?
WordPress 5.2 was released as scheduled on Tuesday. Thanks to Site Health, PHP Error Protection, and the minimum PHP version bump (to 5.6.20), this has been one of the best-received updates that I can remember. 🤗 There were over 327 volunteer contributors, with about 109 individuals who contributed to WordPress core for the first time…
Syed Balkhi talks with David about his acquisition of SearchWP, his vision for the plugin, and he calls for developers to stay mission-focused.