Tag: security

  • KRACK hacks: What you need to know

    You’ve heard of ransomware, denial-of-service attacks, and even phishing, but one hacking technique you may not have heard of is the KRACK exploit. This attack takes advantage of a vulnerability in WiFi networks, which puts any device with a wireless connection at risk. Here’s everything you need to know about KRACK. What is KRACK? Simply…

  • Re-secure your passwords!

    In 2003, a manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) authored a document on password best practices for businesses, federal agencies, and academic institutions. Now retired, the author admits that his document was misguided. Find out why and what great passwords are made of. The problem The issue isn’t necessarily that NIST…

  • The WPSetup Attack: New Campaign Targets Fresh WordPress Installs

    At Wordfence, we track millions of attacks from a wide variety of sources every day. From this data we create a list of the worst-of-the-worst attackers and add those to our IP blacklist to protect our Premium customers. We also carefully monitor the activity that those known bad IP addresses engage in. In May and…

  • Get Rid of Data to Help Secure It

    Last week I spent some time chatting with Mike Dahn who is the co-founder of the BSides information security conferences globally. He’s also organizer of BSides San Francisco and is well known and respected in information security circles. We had a really informative chat and I’ve posted the video interview below. You know you’re chatting with someone who…