Category: WordPress Security

In Support of Stronger Passwords – Not Secret Usernames

I can discover usernames in WordPress, which means I’m halfway to compromising an account. It’s a common security report. The details vary – sometimes they find usernames through CSS classes, sometimes they’re using enumeration, sometimes it’s from a REST API endpoint – but the real problem is that the underlying logic is flawed. WordPress has […]

WordPress Security – The Big Picture and What You Need

I’m pretty passionate about WordPress, I’m pretty passionate about security, and I’m heavily involved in both. I’ve been working with WordPress for over ten years and helping build WordPress for over eight. I’m also on the WordPress core security team and have recently taken a lead role working on the iThemes Security plugin. There has […]