07 Dec

WordPress Support Forum Moderator Thinks Hiding Security Issues is a Bad and Good at the Same Time

When it comes to the mess that is the moderation of the WordPress Support Forum a central problem is the moderators seem to be unwilling to allow people to discuss things that disagree with their beliefs. So for example last week we mentioned how at first replies were deleted and then a whole topic closed [Read more]

30 Nov

Closures of Very Popular WordPress Plugins, Week of November 30

While we already are far ahead of other companies in keeping up with vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins (amazingly that isn’t an exaggeration), in looking in to how we could get even better we noticed that in a recent instance were a vulnerability was exploited in a plugin, we probably could have warned our customers about [Read more]

05 Nov

More of WordPress Support Forum Moderator Jan Dembowski’s Bizarre Handling of People Trying to Deal With Closed Plugins

In protest of the continued inappropriate behavior by the moderators of the WordPress Support Forum just over a month ago we started full disclosing vulnerabilities until the moderation is cleaned up, so far it hasn’t caused them to change their behavior (apparently continuing to act inappropriately is the only thing they seem to care about [Read more]

17 Oct

Making Sense of WordPress’ Inability To Be Consistent When it Comes To Warning About Insecure Plugins

Last week we discussed the hiding of pertinent information when WordPress plugins are closed on the Plugin Directory for “security issues” in relation to a plugin named Testimonial Slider. Since that post the support topic that first drew us to that has gotten a response from one of the six member of the team running [Read more]

16 Oct

It Is Bizarre That a WordPress Support Forum Moderator Thinks It is Inappropriate to Discuss Supposedly Valid Actions

When it comes to the inappropriate behavior by the moderators of WordPress Support Forum that has led to us doing full disclosures of WordPress plugin vulnerabilities until that gets cleaned up, it is amazing how much of it is just downright bizarre. After the plugin Verify Google Webmaster Tools was closed on the Plugin Directory someone [Read more]

25 Sep

WordPress Support Forum Moderators Stop People from Getting Help So They Can Promote Favored Security Companies

One of the ways that we keep track of vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins for our service is by monitoring the WordPress Support Forum for related topics. What we have seen is that unfortunately that often isn’t place where people with security issues can get real help, instead it used by the moderators of the forum [Read more]