‘Hack’ Videos

  • Henry Dalziel: How to Hack & Defend a WordPress Site

    WordCamp Hong Kong 2019Speaker: Henry Dalziel

    October 25, 2019 — Henry will discuss how to hack and secure your WordPress installations.

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  • Brecht Ryckaert: The Anatomy of a Hack

    WordCamp Sofia 2018Speaker: Brecht Ryckaert

    December 10, 2018 — We’ve all seen many talks on hacks. But how does the hacker execute the hack? And how can we learn how our site was hacked? In this talk, I’ll try to show you some examples of hack execution and forensic analysis.

  • Nirav Mehta: The 10,000 Hour Rule And How to Hack Your Way To Mastery

    WordCamp Ahmedabad 2017Speaker: Nirav Mehta

    January 30, 2018 — You must have heard that saying.. It takes 10,000 hours of practice to master something. That’s almost five years of working 9-5.And by the time you’ve learnt something well, a new technology appears and you feel like starting all over again.

    So let’s buckle up while Nirav guides you on how to hack our way to mastery!

  • Kevin Koehler: The Care And Feeding Of Open-Source-Skeptical Colleagues

    WordCamp for Publishers 2017Speaker: Kevin Koehler

    October 10, 2017 — The idea of building a business on open source software may be old hat for most technologists, but for many people in more traditional industries, the concepts around using and contributing to WordPress may seem quite strange. Can a program you get for free be any good? How does the licensing work and what the heck is a GPL? Who do we call if it breaks? Who’s in charge of this thing? Sharing technology with everyone, is that safe? Wait, you wrote some code for us, and now you want to publish it for anyone to use, for free? We’ll answer these questions and more in a discussion of how to get OSS buy-in from the whole newsroom — lawyers, executives, and IT departments included. Along the way, you’ll get a refresher on making the most of the open WordPress ecosystem, whether you’ve been a part of this community for 13 years or 13 hours.

  • Aftaab Gulam: Hack Attack!

    WordCamp Seattle 2016Speaker: Aftaab Gulam

    August 7, 2017 — You receive an email from the host saying that your site has been compromised and is suspended due to large amounts of spam being sent through your domain. You’ve been hacked.

    Someone has disturbed the sanctity of your hard work to promote sales of Cialis, Viagra, their porn sites or some political movement. That uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach signaling the worst case scenario–that you’ve lost everything.

    Don’t worry, it’s happened to the best of us and if you’re like me, then you’ve learned the hard way. I’ve had several sites go down due to my own negligence, incompetence and lack of knowledge.

    I’ll walk you through the steps necessary to help recover, clean up your site and provide some best practices to limit your vulnerability to hackers in the future.

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  • Takayuki Miyauchi: WordPress Optimization on Hack Language + HHVM

    WordCamp Kansai 2015Speaker: Takayuki Miyauchi

    December 4, 2015 — HHVMはFacebookが開発したPHP及びHack言語の実行環境で、WordPressをこの環境で使用すれば高速化が期待できます。

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