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Episode 30: WordPress Ad Inserter Plugin Vulnerability and Other News



This week we review a critical vulnerability in the Ad Inserter plugin, currently installed on over 200,000 WordPress sites. The vulnerability, discovered by our Director of Threat Intelligence Sean Murphy, was patched quickly by the developer. We also cover Google’s decision to remove Chrome’s built-in XSS protection, a researcher’s discovery of vulnerability in Instagram’s 2FA, updates to the Gutenberg editor and hackers that created an Android app that can kill to prove a point amongst other stories.

Here are approximate timestamps in case you want to jump around:
0:57 Ad Inserter Plugin Vulnerability
5:27 Chrome XSS Protection
8:10 Instagram 2FA Vulnerability
14:10 New Updates to Gutenberg editor
16:05 The Android App that Kills
20:54 Biggest Bulletproof Hoster
21:43 Agent Smith Android Malware
24:33 Zoom Vulnerability Update

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