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How Yoast Can Become an Attack Vector for Hackers, and How to Stop It - Joe Youngblood

joeyoungblood.com | Jul. 12, 2019 | 12 min read

Consultant Joe Youngblood talks about a default setting in Yoast that makes it easier for hacker to harvest usernames, which means hackers have one-half of the combination for automated brute force attacks.

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Eric Karkovack

The fact that it's so easy to grab someone's username in WordPress is baffling to me. Why is this never tightened up?

John Locke

This should have been changed a long time ago.