Podcast Episode 10: WordPress 5.2 Security Enhancements and Other News

Today we are pleased to bring you the tenth episode of Think Like a Hacker. We’re doing things a little different this week, separating the news and our interview into two episodes. In today’s we cover the news and we will share another compelling interview later in the week.

In the news we discuss new cryptographic protection against supply chain attacks in WordPress 5.2 which was released today. We talk about Israel’s missile attack against Hamas hackers, a data breach affecting 80 million households, the Gutenberg accessibility audit, DuckDuckGo’s “do not track” bill, a hacker selling Windows ZeroDay vulnerabilities and a sophisticated supply chain attack originating in China amongst other stories.

Here are approximate timestamps in case you want to jump around:
1:24 Security enhancements in WordPress 5.2
8:35 Israeli defense force missile attack
11:05 WordCamp Atlanta recap
13:24 Breach affecting 80 million households
16:44 Gutenberg accessibility audit
26:10 DuckDuckGo Do Not Track Bill
31:10 Hacker Selling Windows 0Day vulnerabilities
34:50 Mozilla bans add-on obfuscated code
38:30 Hackers on a supply-chain attack spree
46:05 Hacker wiping Git repositories
48:54 Firefox certificate causes add-on failure
50:40 Japanese government developing defensive malware

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