Topic: WordPress, Bad Guys, and You
WordPress sites are popular targets for computer criminals. Find out why someone might want to break into your WordPress site, how they go about doing it, and what they do after succeeding. By gaining an understanding the criminals’ motivations and methods, you’ll be better able to keep your WordPress site safe. The talk will include a live demonstration of how to break in to a not-up-to-date / poorly configured WordPress site.
Note: Beginners are welcome, but this will be a very advanced discussion.
Speaker: Mark Montague
Mark Montague is a computer engineer at the University of Michigan who helps researchers use the University’s supercomputers to expand the frontiers of human knowledge. From 2006 through 2010, Mark was the manager of the University’s central web infrastructure team, which included shared web hosting that some departments used to run WordPress.
Meetup Expectations: Helping Us, Help You!
- We’ll have WordPress Experts and Advanced users available to answer questions and help you solve problems.
- Attendees must have a hosted or self hosted WordPress website already setup and have a good understanding of how to add/edit a blog post or page or install your on plugins. You can view some video tutorials on WP LifeGuard.
- If you have never used WordPress before, this is probably not the right meetup for you. You are more than welcome to attend and listen to conversations, we can help point you in the right direction – we only have 2 hrs and lots of people to help :(
- We’ll try organize a beginner session in 2014.
Call for Topics & Speakers:
If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please let us know. Also, we are always looking for new speakers to talk about WordPress related topics, if you, or you know someone who would like to speak, please get in touch.
116 E. Washington St., Suite 220, Ann Arbor, MI (Please note: The meetup location is above “Arbor Brewing Company” just look for the “Ingenex” door.)
January 29, 2014, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
There is a parking structure opposite ”Arbor Brewing Company”. Parking costs $1.20 per hour.