#61 – Robert Rowley on Securing Your WordPress Website – WP Tavern

[00:00:00] Nathan Wrigley: Welcome to the Jukebox podcast from WP Tavern. My identify is Nathan Wrigley.

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So on the podcast right this moment we’ve got Robert Rowley. Robert is Patchedstack’s safety advocate, the place his time is spent interacting with open supply communities to share the phrase about safety finest practices. Given his background, the podcast right this moment is all about web safety.

We begin off with a subject which may be very a lot within the information in the intervening time, the LastPass safety breach.

Should you’re a person of LastPass then you definitely’ll know what their service is. However in case you’re not, right here’s a fast introduction. LastPass is a password supervisor. It should lock up your passwords and some other knowledge for that matter, in a safe vault which may solely be learn in case you decrypt it with the right password.

In the direction of the top of 2022 LastPass introduced in a sequence of weblog posts that their buyer vaults had been taken from their cloud storage. The way in which that this was communicated, left, lots of their prospects questioning their use of the service and whether or not they may now belief LastPass with their knowledge.

Robert’s explains how the incident occurred and if you ought to be involved. The reply is, as you may anticipate, it relies upon. There are conditions by which the settings that you just had in your LastPass account may imply that that you must act sooner moderately than later. The size and complexity of your grasp password can also be a key issue.

This then results in a dialog in regards to the broader concern of web site safety and the safety of WordPress web sites specifically. What are a few of the concerns that that you must take into consideration when defending your web site, and how are you going to talk these concerns to your shoppers?

In the direction of the top of the podcast, we chat a few challenge that Robert’s been concerned in throughout 2022. He’s been patching plugins that are now not being maintained, however are nonetheless getting used, in order that they current much less of a safety menace to their customers.

Should you’re interested in web site safety, then this can be a podcast for you.

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And so, with out additional delay, I convey you Robert Rowley.

I’m joined on the podcast right this moment by Robert Rowley. Hey Robert.

[00:03:54] Robert Rowley: Hey Nathan. How are you?

[00:03:55] Nathan Wrigley: Good, thanks. Beautiful to have you ever on. Robert and I’ve really met in individual. We’ve accomplished quite a lot of totally different podcast episodes earlier than and, he’s right here right this moment to speak to the wheelhouse that he’s in, which is web safety.

On condition that very transient introduction, Robert, I ponder in case you wouldn’t thoughts simply portray an image for our viewers of who you might be, what firm you at present work for, and what your background is in web safety. And if there’s a reference there to WordPress, embrace that as effectively.

[00:04:24] Robert Rowley: No downside, yeah. So I’m Robert Rowley and I’m at present working because the safety advocate for Patchstack. Patchstack is a WordPress plugin safety firm. We have now a plugin and we’ve got a bunch of companies supplied for the WordPress and open supply communities proper now.

I received began within the info safety business, I assume, in open supply group, in all probability 20 years in the past utilizing Linux. I used to be utilizing WordPress, one of many first releases. Not the primary, however as soon as it began to turn out to be widespread within the early mid aughts, I assume is what they’re referred to as. And yeah, I’ve labored professionally for internet hosting suppliers, securing and defending the shopper web sites. That was my focus once I was working at internet hosting suppliers. I used to be doing a ton of hacked website cleanups.

And, I’ve additionally labored within the reverse finish, as a substitute of defending and defending, I’ve labored within the assault enviornment, the place I’ve labored for pen testing firms, PCI auditing firms and issues like that. The place we have been validating, doing safety exams, to validate that our prospects had an affordable quantity of safety for his or her web sites and their companies.

So with Patchstack and my position as a safety advocate, I prefer to mix the 2. Patchstack is concentrated on defending and securing the shopper’s setting, and my position as an advocate, I actually get to talk to individuals about how company or enterprise stage safety, the next stage safety, actually works. Which the WordPress ecosystem may actually profit from I’d say. There’s an entire lot of safety hygiene and finest practices which might be sort of omitted or glossed over. Largely as a result of individuals aren’t asking for them. That’s principally the phrase that I attempt to unfold.

[00:05:54] Nathan Wrigley: Thanks a lot. We’re going to begin our dialog in a considerably sudden and barely time-bound method. We’re recording this in the beginning of 2023. It could effectively air a number of weeks after the recording. However over the Christmas interval some information got here to gentle, which goes to start our dialog, after which we’ll go off in all types =of various tangents.

However the information is surrounding a, a highly regarded password supervisor referred to as LastPass. And LastPass actually holds no matter knowledge you want to throw at it. And the promise is that it’s going to maintain that knowledge in an encrypted kind, which is barely readable by you. Now that’s nice, besides simply previous to Christmas, simply previous to the Christmas holidays, there was an announcement on the LastPass web site, which indicated that their knowledge had been breached.

Now, that isn’t to say that the information had been decrypted, or no less than we don’t know the standing of that decryption. However the blob of information which holds your encrypted info has been taken, and there’s been an actual floor swell of concern round this concern. And so the dialog that we’re going to have goes to be starting all about password sanity checking, and hygiene and all of these sort of issues.

Do you simply need to give us a little bit of a backstory on what’s been happening over at LastPass? Clearly vital to anyone managing passwords in LastPass, however it additionally could be attention-grabbing extra broadly for viewers members.

[00:07:26] Robert Rowley: Yeah, I’ll attempt to hit it from a number of angles. So LastPass had this breach that they introduced in December, however it wasn’t initially first introduced in December. It began in the summertime. That they had introduced the primary indicators that that they had indicators of a breach had occurred to their methods, again in August or sooner than that possibly. However, I feel it was someplace in the summertime of 2022.

Nicely, the large fear is with LastPass, what’s it that they’ve that’s of worth or of danger to a person who’s a person? And the entire function of LastPass is that you’ve all of your secrets and techniques, proper? Your passwords, your bank card numbers, SSL certificates, all these actually extremely delicate issues. LastPass was providing a service that mentioned, you possibly can retailer these with us, we’re a cloud service supplier, and we are going to encrypt these utilizing zero belief methods. Zero belief means is that they don’t seem to be going to have the ability to decrypt it except they know what your password is. And so they’re going to retailer all your stuff in an encrypted method that no one there at LastPass ought to ever be capable to decrypt it.

Nevertheless, as we are actually conscious for the reason that story started in the summertime and ended within the winter, to at the present time, or no less than thus far. That there was a breach. That they had entry to the supply code. At first, the attackers had entry to the supply code. Then we discovered later the attackers had entry to a developer’s machine and that developer’s machine had entry to those cloud storage drives. However nothing, you already know, no buyer knowledge but.

And it wasn’t till it was December twenty second, that’s when LastPass up to date. So simply three days earlier than Christmas, they mentioned, oh, by the best way, additionally all of our prospects saved encrypted vaults have been additionally exfiltrated by the attackers. I shouldn’t say all, they simply mentioned the shopper vaults have been exfiltrated by these attackers.

Now that’s going to be a number of knowledge to maneuver, and it’s not helpful to the attackers till they’ll get individuals’s grasp passwords. However for the reason that attackers have entry to the supply code and so they have entry to the encrypted vaults, it’s only a matter of brute forcing these passwords.

So in case you use LastPass and you’ve got a really weak password, possibly your grasp password with one thing just like the phrase password, uh, which is a horrible concept, that’s a very dangerous safety hygiene. That may be brute pressured in in all probability a matter of seconds.

Should you had a robust grasp password, which I’m positive LastPass inspired customers to do, then it could take years for that grasp password to be bruteforce, to unlock the encrypted vault that accommodates all your passwords. Which places everyone at a bizarre place. Should you’re a LastPass person, you’re now conscious as of December twenty second that the encrypted vault that saved your passwords, however actually a number of LastPass person’s passwords has been leaked and may very well be, at any time limit the attackers may very well be starting to do the work to try to brute power these vaults.

And as they turn out to be profitable, they’ll have entry. They’ll know the url, proper? They’ll know your username very possible. They’ll know every thing that was saved in your vault. So it places individuals at a excessive danger. However there’s this massive factor of a matter of time. And it’s going to take a great period of time, relying on the energy of your password versus the energy of the computer systems the attackers can use to try to brute power these vaults.

[00:10:30] Nathan Wrigley: I’m simply going so as to add a bit little bit of context and forgive me, Robert, if I say one thing which is factually incorrect, please alert me and I’ll backtrack. However my understanding is that LastPass in impact rolls up all your knowledge into one big blob. I’m imagining it in my thoughts as like a soccer.

So all the passwords, all the bank card particulars are, in case you like, poured into this soccer and the soccer is encrypted. However the level is every thing is inside that one blob. And so if the attackers decrypt one factor they’ve decrypted all of the issues. So it’s not like there’s a password related to this web site over right here and this bank card quantity over right here.

As quickly as they’ve bruteforced it, and found out option to get in, each single merchandise inside that vault is now obtainable in plain textual content. Is that, for a begin, is that true? As soon as they’ve received one thing they’ve received every thing?

[00:11:29] Robert Rowley: I consider that’s true as a result of that one factor that the attackers have to get is your grasp password. Your grasp password is the key that LastPass isn’t conscious of on their finish, which they used to carry true for his or her advertising and marketing spiel which is zero data, proper? Like they’ll’t decrypt your passwords except they’ve your grasp password.

In order that soccer or that blob of encrypted knowledge, as soon as the attackers are in a position to brute power, and that blob is exclusive to each person, as a result of each blob is encrypted with every person’s grasp password. However the one secret that must be gotten, you already know, brute pressured is that grasp password.

[00:12:02] Nathan Wrigley: I suppose it raises all types of actually attention-grabbing considerations as a result of the promise was that it was encrypted and there’s zero perception from LastPass. Should you lose your grasp password, there’s no level in going to Lastpass help and saying, effectively I’ve misplaced my password. Are you able to please ship it in an e mail, and I’ll be bother free. Should you lose that, that’s powerful.

But it surely’s the character of what’s inside that vault. So, if it was only a handful of passwords. Should you have been a person of the web pretty occasionally, and also you have been simply logging onto a, couple of internet sites, your e mail and what have you ever. Then you may rapidly go round and sweep up all of these web sites and alter the passwords and you already know that you just’re effective.

However I feel lots of people utilizing companies like LastPass have gone all in. And so, as we mentioned, bank card numbers, mortgage particulars, pension particulars, checking account particulars, bank card numbers, all of this stuff have gone in there. And so the concern now’s that if that’s retrieved, then all of that’s obtainable.

And the issue is you possibly can’t go to LastPass and easily change your password. All you might be doing is altering the present blob’s password. The ship has already sailed there. The hackers who’ve received this, they’ve it, and in the event that they work out your password, regardless of what number of instances you alter it, what settings you fiddle inside in LastPass. In the event that they get by means of your password the day it was stolen, then every thing is up for grabs.

It’s simply the wealth of issues that have to be in there. So in my case, I’m a LastPass person, I’ve a paid account. There’s an terrible lot of issues that I’d actually want didn’t escape. So, monetary issues and so forth and so forth. However think about throughout the inhabitants of the, I don’t know what number of customers that they had, let’s think about it’s a whole lot of 1000’s, probably tens of millions, I don’t know. There’s a trove of knowledge. So there have to be a large incentive for the hackers to get to work and work out these passwords, separately. Even when that’s what it takes.

[00:14:07] Robert Rowley: You’re completely proper There’s a distinction within the knowledge that was saved in LastPass. You made an amazing level there the place, a password may be modified. A password may be up to date and it’s now not a menace if the previous password is leaked, or compromised. However info like privately or personally figuring out info, privateness issues that have been saved in LastPass, these are going to be a a lot more durable factor, proper?

It’s arduous to alter your mortgage info, proper? It’s arduous to alter your, your deal with. In case your deal with is saved someplace in there. However there can be definitely issues which might be terribly tough for individuals to get rotated or modified out. Right here within the US, proper a social safety quantity, issues like that. If that will get leaked, then it’s actually a giant ache to cope with id theft the remainder of your life.

[00:14:47] Nathan Wrigley: Yeah, and I assume to be honest, we did understand, I imply the know-how was defined. There’s this blob, we don’t know the password. If the blob have been to be stolen then the extent of complexity that that password had can be essential as to if it’s decrypted or not. As you say, if the password is the phrase password, a number of seconds will move.

Do you have got any perception from a technological viewpoint when it comes to the facility that computer systems can convey to bear attempting to decrypt these? I’m guessing it’s brute power. It’s actually simply attempting a password. No, transfer on. Attempt one other one. Making an attempt it over and over and over.

Let’s think about that we had a, let’s say it was a ten digit password of simply pseudo random nonsense. You realize, just a few characters and a few unusual punctuation. It’s unintelligible, it’s not a dictionary phrase. Can we be pretty sanguine that we’re nonetheless speaking many years, probably a whole lot of years for computer systems to have the ability to brute power this, or can we must be involved?

[00:15:48] Robert Rowley: It is best to all the time be involved, however not overly involved. This isn’t an emergency. You realize, except your password was password, then it’s an emergency. However you shouldn’t be too involved in case you have a good password hygiene, proper? Do you select decently robust passwords? They’re gibberish or they’re issues that, you already know, don’t use issues like your identify or a beginning date that’s vital to you, just like the 12 months numbers. Issues like that.

So long as you’re not utilizing one thing that’s quite common and you might be utilizing a correctly gibberish one, it really works. And a part of this factor is, and I’ll metal man LastPass a bit, as a result of they did the know-how proper, they did it to one of the best they may do.

They inform folks that your grasp password was hashed over 100,000 instances, in newer variations after sure releases. Which implies that a pc to attempt to guess that password must run this hashing algorithm over 100,000 instances.

It’s 100,100 instances precisely. And that simply takes time. Which means they did one thing deliberately that slows down the method in case you are randomly attempting to guess the password. Which buys the person’s time to rotate out their passwords and take acceptable motion in response to the incident.

And so far as it goes for enter, even enterprise stage safety, that’s one of the best you possibly can supply in relation to saved secrets and techniques that get leaked. You say you’ve supplied ample time for the response to, uh, happen earlier than the attackers are in a position to decrypt the vaults.

[00:17:09] Nathan Wrigley: So given Moore’s regulation, I ought to in all probability clarify. Moore’s Legislation principally says computer systems solely ever get higher, they by no means worsen, and so they get higher fairly quickly. If we have been to have a look at a pc from 20 years in the past and ask it to kind of hash passwords, or moderately brute power passwords. It will be capable to try this at a considerably slower fee than computer systems of right this moment can.

And my understanding is that issues like GPUs have been repurposed, and basically these items of {hardware} can do that work considerably faster. So given Moore’s regulation, and the truth that this trove, this vault, this soccer is in any individual’s possession in all probability for the remainder of time. Do you suppose that there’s going to be concern sufficient that you must now be actually, at breakneck velocity, beginning to change the passwords that you just had within the LastPass vault?

As a result of that’s actually the one mitigation right here. In case your blob is accessed and the, the data leaks out, and the hackers get inside. Should you’ve modified all of the passwords, effectively it didn’t matter anyway. However from what you might be saying the grade of safety that was utilized by LastPass, on the minute, nonetheless holds up. However do you have got any perception into how lengthy we may be fairly so cavalier?

[00:18:27] Robert Rowley: I’ll return. I’ve been working in safety and safety associated fields for, oh for about 20 years now, and I do keep in mind 20 years in the past they have been speaking about sure encryption algorithms being unbreakable. And they’d do these mathematical calculations and so they’d say in case you encrypt it utilizing this measurement key, utilizing this algorithm, it would take you 20 or 50 or 100 years, proper, relying on the size of your password to decrypt the vault.

This wasn’t particular to LastPass, however this was similar to again then what we have been speaking about. After which 5 years later, effectively, it stops being 5, 10, 100 years. It begins being 1, 3, 10 years. After which 5 years after that, in 2010 or so, that very same algorithm with the identical measurement key’s decryptable inside one 12 months. It’s all the time this factor, as computer systems get sooner, and also you’re proper, GPUs change the sport. GPUs are in a position to fireplace off a number of concurrent threads to try the identical brute power in fast succession. And that principally modifications the entire recreation in sure algorithms the place it would cut back over time.

So right this moment’s numbers, and I’ve seen some posted round on-line, in case you have like an eight character password that’s correctly gibberish, it’d take 20 or 30 years, however that’s simply right this moment’s numbers. And the techniques used, you talked about GPUs. I’ve a GPU system at my home that I’ve turned on. Hashcat is the applying. It really works actually fast to assault passwords, and break down passwords.

What that you must know is once more, yeah, understanding the time you have got. The lead time you have got is beneficial for that second, and it actually is useful in direction of how briskly you must reply. So a number of that’s, within the enterprise safety world, it’s the time to response, proper? How a lot time do it’s a must to take motion in response to a menace or a compromise?

And what we’re speaking about proper now with LastPass, assuming you had a good password as your grasp password, it’s quite a lot of years, most certainly. And in addition assuming that there aren’t any, the right way to say, unique laptop methods that the attackers have entry to that may crack these passwords a lot sooner than what the present data is.

So long as they don’t have unique methods and so long as your password was sufficiently robust, you in all probability have a while to rotate your passwords. However actually we must be speaking about, hygiene, basic hygiene. You have to be rotating your passwords anyhow. LastPass, like once more to metal man them a bit, though I don’t use them anymore. They’ve a function throughout the app that can rotate the passwords for you. And you may set it on a schedule and simply say, hey, rotate the password for this net app each six months. And so they’ll simply deal with that for you. Doing this rotation of passwords may be very helpful.

[00:20:54] Nathan Wrigley: I’m confused by how that may work within the sense that, so let’s say for instance Gmail or some kind of Google property. If it’s going to rotate the passwords for me, presumably it’s mimicking my login. It goes to the web site, it places within the username and passwords, and so they’ve received some mechanism for navigating to the web page the place the password is modified and so they’ll substitute within the. How would that work, for instance, if I’ve received 2FA, so let’s say I’ve received an authenticator app or one thing. Presumably at that time it’s going to be stifled and it received’t work.

[00:21:25] Robert Rowley: Nicely, you’re considering that it’s going to log in for you, however this was a function of the browser extension, as I keep in mind it. It was one thing you’d go into the browser extension and set to alter passwords for sure net apps. And I’ve mentioned sufficient good issues about LastPass that I ought to say one thing dangerous.

This function not often labored appropriately for me. It wouldn’t replace fairly often. Typically it will replace after which it will have the fallacious info in LastPass. Just like the password they up to date in LastPass didn’t match what was on the web site, so it will lock me out of it, and I’d should undergo my password historical past to search out the right one.

However the concept is there’s that they knew rotation of passwords is a, it’s a safety finest follow. It’s a hygiene factor. You have to be doing it every now and then any methods. Similar to not reusing passwords is one thing that can also be very a lot good safety hygiene, and good safety finest follow.

And once more, the rationale why, how it will work is it will principally, whereas your browser is at present logged into that net app, it simply hijacks your browser and makes a request, to ship the replace password.

[00:22:17] Nathan Wrigley: Obtained it, okay. Given every thing that we’ve talked about, the underside line with all of that is the password hygiene. And so we’re recording this, like I mentioned, starting of 2022. Caveat emptor, in case you take heed to this in six months time or a 12 months’s time, every thing that we’re speaking about may have modified.

Possibly the information has been up to date. Possibly there’s been some miracle of hacking and so they’ve managed to brute power all of the passwords. Who is aware of? However given the place we are actually, may you simply speak us by means of, so that is nothing to do with LastPass, that is simply basic web site, web password hygiene. What are your kind of suggestions when it comes to how lengthy they need to be, how dictionary based mostly they need to be. Whether or not you’ve received a way for arising with passwords by appending issues to the start or the top.

In different phrases, making it extra memorable to you. Simply lay out what your finest recommendation is for a typical person. Not any individual who’s actually obsessing about all this, on a regular basis.

[00:23:13] Robert Rowley: I’ll attempt to step it up slowly. The typical person, proper? The one that doesn’t need to be bothered an excessive amount of by safety finest practices, they discover them annoying and tough. I do know this as a result of I’ve interacted with a number of these individuals in my profession. For you, and I’ve any individual in my thoughts proper now. Simply use a novel password on each web site that you just go to. And ideally, in case you’re repeating the identical password like I like pancakes, proper, each account you have got. When a kind of accounts will get compromised, then all your accounts will find yourself getting compromised.

It’s not a great factor. And it must be one thing robust. It shouldn’t be your final identify. It shouldn’t be the 12 months you have been born. It shouldn’t it’s something that’s guessable and even your deal with of your online business or your location, as a result of that info is semi-public and an attacker may begin guessing, proper? They will feed on this info right into a bot that’ll attempt to rebuild the dictionaries towards you. So it must be distinctive for each web site and robust.

Now, if that’s a bit bit too arduous for you, that is what I used to say, then use a password producing software like LastPass. That may create new passwords for you, you already know, no less than 12 or 16 characters lengthy, and it’ll retailer the password for you. So that you by no means want to essentially keep in mind it your self. Now, in fact, LastPass is sort of complicated if we must always suggest it anymore, however there are different choices. There’s 1Password. There’s Bitwarden. There’s a bunch of choices.

[00:24:37] Nathan Wrigley: There’s one referred to as Dashlane if reminiscence serves.

[00:24:39] Robert Rowley: Sure. Dashlane is one other one. They range in value. Some are free, some are open supply. I consider Bitwarden is a superb instance of a free or very reasonably priced possibility, which is admittedly much like LastPass, particularly how LastPass was. You retailer your knowledge within the cloud, so sure, the identical danger is current. Whereas they may get their cloud companies compromised, and then you definitely’re going to should undergo the identical, rotate all of your passwords course of.

Or you may go a bit bit extra hardcore and begin storing your passwords domestically. This implies it’s going to be saved in your laptop computer or your PC, possibly on a USB drive, however you’re going to have to decide on a bit of software program that does that. A great possibility for that may be KeyPass or KeyPass SX. They’ve received a number of variations of it. All of them use the identical underlying know-how. It’s principally an interface to entry this vault. However the vault all the time exists on methods you personal and also you management. That’s the one method you may get outdoors of that, the realm of danger. Or you possibly can alleviate and cut back the chance of any individual breaking right into a cloud service supplier and stealing all of the passwords.

With all that mentioned, that’s the fundamentals, proper? And in case you’re a fundamentals person and also you’re a bit, however you’re a bit bit greater than a fundamentals person, proper? And you bought a extra severe account, possibly it’s your banking account or your Amazon EC2 accounts. Nicely then that you must use one thing extra like a two issue authentication, like a second issue. It may very well be your e mail or sms, like your cellphone quantity. Or it may very well be one thing stronger like a Fido key, which is like Yubikey. There’s a number of different distributors that make these bodily {hardware} keys that punch out random gibberish.

Or it may very well be what we’re actually aware of is that this Google Authenticator. It is a time-based token, and it’s a one-time token for this little 30 second time period, and it’s a few six, generally eight character pin. And people issues, these require you to have bodily entry to a cellphone, proper? That you simply run the Google app on or the Google Authenticator app on, or there are alternate options.

LastPass has an alternate for it. Authy is one other highly regarded one. The massive distinction between, I’ll evaluate Authy to Google Authenticator, is that Google Authenticator, in case your cellphone dies, there’s actually no option to restore these secret tokens, proper? Or in case you improve your cellphone and delete, do away with the previous one. It’s actually arduous to improve and transfer it to the brand new cellphone. It’s a must to do an intentional course of the place you do it an export first, and then you definitely later import it.

Authy on the however, does cloud-based storage, and a kind of advantages of cloud-based storage is it’s straightforward to share between units. So with Authy, you’re in a position to arrange one system or one account. After which in case you lose your cellphone or the cellphone will get destroyed, you possibly can simply reset up and get all of your previous two-factor authentication tokens, working simply and rapidly.

[00:27:12] Nathan Wrigley: Within the case of this breach that we’re speaking about, the 2 issue authentication, in case you have that enabled or rapidly go and allow that, that basically does put a little bit of a roadblock within the hackers path. As a result of even when they get your password, username and all of that good things, they’re going to be hitting this barrier of being requested to carry out one other motion.

So that they’ll be capable to efficiently partially log in, however then they’ll be required to, I don’t know, both push a button on a cell phone or press a button on a Yubikey or a Fido key or no matter. And that’s going cease them of their tracks. And in addition generally with that, you get an e mail alert, assuming they haven’t received into your e mail, which might be the very first thing to shore up. You’ll get an e mail saying, look, one thing peculiar is occurring. It’s worthwhile to be your no matter, I don’t know, Dropbox or no matter account it’s. In order that’s one other layer of safety, which actually would assist.

[00:28:08] Robert Rowley: Yeah, completely, yeah. There’s an amazing level there on why two issue authentication could shield. And you must have two issue authentication on, even in case you’re a primary person. It is best to have that arrange for a few of your extra vital accounts. In case your password will get leaked, they’re nonetheless not going to have the ability to get into your, to your methods.

[00:28:23] Nathan Wrigley: Within the case of the listenership to this podcast, I’d think about there’s fairly lots of people who’re utilizing password managers, and they’re utilizing it for his or her consumer web sites. So I don’t know, you’ve received 100 consumer web sites. And unexpectedly you might be going through this jeopardy that your online business, not simply your private particulars, however your online business is in some sort of hazard, as a result of the very last thing you need is for the hackers to realize entry to 1, two, 100 of your consumer web sites.

Would you, in case you have been within the enterprise of constructing WordPress web sites for shoppers, would you rank that as a reasonably good precedence? Ought to individuals be going out and informing their shoppers that, look, I really held this in a LastPass vault. That vault has been breached. Are you aware if we’ve got any obligations for our shoppers? And would you suggest that they, being circumspect basically? Go on the market and begin altering this stuff pronto.

[00:29:21] Robert Rowley: Yeah, oh completely. I consider they need to positively get forward. The easiest way you possibly can react to any kind of safety incident is to get forward of anything dangerous taking place. It’s a must to say the dangerous information, proper? That begins with it. It’s a must to inform that your buyer’s, I retailer, I used to be storing your web site account passwords in LastPass and as it’s possible you’ll know, LastPass had a breach. All it’s a must to do, if the following sentence is, I’ve modified the password. That’s it, after which you possibly can say very confidently that there is no such thing as a longer any danger related to the truth that I used to retailer the WordPress password, WordPress entry web site entry passwords in LastPass.

That’s the way you get forward of a safety incident. And that’s a, that’s one other nice option to method safety in addition to safety hygiene factor. Should you do expertise a, let’s say LastPass apart, we’ll simply put that as not the difficulty right here in any respect, you expertise a compromise on one in every of your buyer’s web sites. Should you attempt to go in and manually clear it up your self and also you don’t know what you’re doing. And, you already know, the hacks persists. Should you inform the shopper, hey, we noticed this, it seems prefer it’s hacked, right here’s what we did.

And it will get hacked once more, say, oh, we’re going to do extra this second time, proper? We’re going to do extra. We’re going to rent an outdoor get together now as a result of clearly our companies didn’t meet the wants. And that’s the way you get forward of the issue. Whereas in case your buyer’s website skilled a hack and also you attempt to clear it up and also you don’t inform the shopper something, you simply hope they by no means discover, after which they get hacked once more. What are you going to do this second time, proper? Are you going to maintain attempting to scrub it up? You’re going to maintain going by means of this course of? Otherwise you’re in all probability going to create a bit lie saying, oh, you bought a hacked website and now we’re going to rent this third get together.

However, what I’ve seen in my expertise, in my profession, the earlier anyone’s ever clear and upfront with the incident because it occurs, and they’re as clear as doable, together with having a recourse, principally, right here’s the following steps we’re going to take. That’s the clearest signal that any individual’s taking safety responsibly, proper?

They’ve a mature safety mannequin. They perceive that breaches occurred. These items you already know, they didn’t trigger it, some hacker induced it someplace. Some nefarious individual is doing one thing nefarious. However right here’s the issues that we did to deal with the difficulty. We’re conscious of the problems. Right here’s what we do to repair the problems sooner or later. You have a look at it as a studying expertise for everyone concerned. We may mirror again on LastPass and say, effectively, why was it that they noticed the compromise begin in the summertime, but it wasn’t till the very useless of winter that they introduced the worst half.

The one factor that everyone was most involved about. Had they accomplished that at a unique time, it could be totally different. The PR, proper. How it will look to individuals can be totally different.

[00:31:48] Nathan Wrigley: The advice, I’m guessing, that you’d have is that, you mentioned a second in the past that 2FA ,two issue authentication, actually you ought to be utilizing that the place it’s obtainable. And I do know that in WordPress there’s an entire slew of various methods of doing that. For instance, the corporate that you just work for, Patchstack, they provide a 2FA possibility, as do an entire bunch of safety distributors.

However there’s additionally plugins which simply merely try this one factor. Would you be recommending that for each username and password on any WordPress web site, or are you sort of limiting this to the administrator roles and the opposite ones maybe much less of a priority? I’m simply attempting to get an concept of how considered you suppose you’d must be in case you have been a web site company at this level informing your shoppers that there’s probably a breach, and attempting to information them in direction of higher options, extra sturdy issues like 2FA.

[00:32:43] Robert Rowley: Yeah, it’s a great query. I’d agree administrator customers take advantage of sense for these stronger, or greater necessities for authentication. What you possibly can consider it’s, it’s not simply the administrator person essentially. It’s any person that may add a plugin, add a theme, edit PHP information. Any of these key roles or capabilities throughout the person are what are vital. These would immediately hook up with compromise the web site, proper. If a person is compromised and so they have means to add a plugin, that plugin they add may simply be a backdoor.

So you must begin with that, understanding the capabilities, in case you have distinctive capabilities and distinctive customized roles constructed into your WordPress web site. Should you don’t, then it’s simpler. Sure, admin customers are those that may add plugins and such. So these are those that that you must ensure that have stronger authentication necessities.

As for the rest of the customers, that’s actually as much as the group of the web site house owners. Their means to grasp danger, proper? It is probably not that dangerous if a, effectively, it’s not essentially dangerous in any respect if a subscriber account will get compromised. It’s not good, however extra regarding if an writer account, proper?

They may begin enhancing posts that have been revealed by that writer or issues like that. However in case you stop the authors publishing new posts by having an editor position who must approve issues, then you definitely’ve received a great little safeguard there, proper? An writer getting compromised isn’t the worst factor both. Nevertheless, they need to have been utilizing robust, distinctive passwords, as a result of that’s the fundamentals.

Do they want 2FA? Possibly, possibly not. And then you definitely sort of go up, as you go up the roles and capabilities of each person group in your WordPress web site, possibly you’re considering, yeah, this individual can do that factor, and that may be horrible for our enterprise, proper? Possibly you have got a task that’s particular for dealing with your delivery gadgets, proper? Or your coupons in your WooCommerce website, or one thing like that. These roles, these customized roles, can be a really excessive impact in the event that they have been to be compromised. So possibly on these, these accounts, proper?

In the event that they deal with your buyer knowledge, delivery info, coupon codes, proper? You don’t need any individual making a 99% off coupon code. So that you need to lock these accounts down too, with the next stage of requirement. And I’ll be trustworthy, that after you get used to the method of 2FA or a few of the different choices, proper?

As a substitute of a password, a move key, or IP deal with limitations. Folks can solely log in from sure zones or sure areas. When you begin doing that and simply turns into a part of the method of logging into the web site, it actually turns into not a giant concern. It’s that preliminary, that preliminary adoption interval that you just’ll have probably the most pushback after which individuals get used to it.

And most of the people discover that 2FA, effectively, it may be annoying in case you can’t discover your cellphone, or in case you can’t discover the bodily key. Typically you keep in mind to pack it. So that you, you’d find yourself not ever going wherever. You don’t take your laptop computer to go work in your WordPress web site with out additionally bringing your 2FA token with you, so it simply turns into a behavior.

[00:35:25] Nathan Wrigley: I confess in my case, I started utilizing 2FA, nearly as quickly because it was an possibility. And I keep in mind actually disliking it to the purpose the place I disabled it and I did one other six months, after which I assumed, really, are you aware what, there’s a number of sense on this. So I switched it again on. So that is going again fairly quite a lot of years. And it actually has turn out to be a part of the muscle reminiscence of logging right into a website. You realize, I’m going there, I kind within the username and the password, or in my case, the password supervisor handles that.

After which I get this extra immediate. And all in all the entire thing is a further probably 10 seconds. And while it’s irritating, that 10 seconds in all probability may very well be higher spent. On the grand scheme of issues, it’s actually not that period of time. And I all the time considering that if one thing is inconvenient, then it’s in all probability a good suggestion. With larger inconvenience, in all probability lies larger safety.

[00:36:20] Robert Rowley: I don’t know if I’d totally agree, trigger I can consider some tremendously inconvenient issues, however you have got the best concept. I keep in mind, yeah, a few years in the past, I used to be working at DreamHost and we rolled out 2FA for entry to the DreamHost panel. So that is entry authentication the place any individual may take over all of your web sites. They may migrate your domains elsewhere, proper? Prefer it’s your complete enterprise.

And there was pushback. There was real pushback and it was an possibility too. It was fairly humorous. However, there was real pushback from our prospects saying, I’d by no means allow this as a result of what a waste of time it takes to kind on this code. However I feel through the years individuals have merely adopted the right way to use it. I’m positive, I’m not this previous but, however I’m positive again when passwords have been first created, proper? The thought of getting to log in with each your username and a few kind of password induced some uproar at some college’s on previous Unix methods. They’re like my login must be simply my login. We should always belief everyone. After which in fact, you already know, they be taught that, yeah, that you must do a, some type of problem response to confirm authentication, who the person is, who they declare they’re.

[00:37:23] Nathan Wrigley: It’s not solely one thing that you already know, your password and username, however it’s additionally one thing that you’ve, a bodily possession, on this case, a cellphone or a Fido key or no matter it could be. It actually provides that further layer.

One of many issues that we maintain speaking about, I assume it’s par for the course actually, given the character of the dialog, is passwords. The truth that we’ve got to memorize a mixed factor. There’s a username and a password. I don’t fairly understand how that got here to be, the best way that we logged onto roughly every thing, however there’s these two fields. Username, sometimes an e mail or some sort of factor that you just’ve determined to make use of. Is perhaps a, a shortened model of your individual identify or one thing like that. After which there’s the password which sits alongside of it. On condition that that system, ought to it’s found, permits full entry to no matter is in that service, Google, Dropbox, no matter it could be.

I’m . Questioning if that system is damaged. I ponder if it’s time to get away from, or slowly begin to transfer away from, the username and password mixture, which permits entry to every thing as soon as efficiently accomplished. Though it may be married with 2FA, like we’ve described. And I’m questioning if any new and emergent applied sciences have handed your radar that could be replacements for issues like usernames and passwords. I’m positive there have to be some ingenious cryptographers on the market someplace attempting to do away with this devilish factor, the username and password, however I don’t actually know a lot about them. So I’m simply going handy it to you and see in case you do.

[00:38:55] Robert Rowley: Nicely, I’m going to first begin off saying I don’t perceive sufficient about cryptography. And so that you’re completely proper to name them genius cryptographers. They’re phenomenal at math. I’ve learn their papers and I, my eyes nonetheless gloss over. However I perceive their excessive ideas, which is why they’re actually geniuses, is that they’re in a position to perceive the large ideas of this very convoluted math to extra lay individuals.

It’s true. What we’re coping with is loads to do with cryptography. It is a matter of a secret which is thought to a person, which is then saved someplace after which verified in order that we may be decrypted in a method that we verify that the person is the one one who we assume has the data of that secret to decrypt this vault or password cache or issues like that.

So what we’re coping with is secrets and techniques and cryptography. Oh boy, I don’t even need to get into the entire cryptography factor, however like, public-private pairs. The place you possibly can retailer them. How one can retailer a public key, and the general public key isn’t a giant deal if it’s been saved or shared publicly as a result of it’s solely your personal key that may decrypt knowledge that’s been encrypted utilizing the general public key.

Principally this two key system. Whenever you actually sort of like, perceive the way it all works, you’re like, oh, okay, cool, this is smart. However actually in the long run of the day a password is only a key. It’s one thing you already know. A great analogy possibly is whenever you have been utilizing LastPass, you and I have been each utilizing LastPass, in all probability for quite a lot of years. Did you have got a data of your passwords?

[00:40:17] Nathan Wrigley: No. None in any respect. I all the time go for a really lengthy gibberish password. And even in case you pressured me to learn it out, I wouldn’t be capable to memorize even one in every of them. They have been so ridiculously lengthy, yeah.

[00:40:30] Robert Rowley: Precisely, in order that’s how I used to be utilizing LastPass as effectively. LastPass, I knew my grasp password, which was getting used to decrypt these gibberish lengthy passwords, which have been all saved in LastPass. And I used to be utilizing LastPass as this storage system for these lengthy gibberish passwords. However they’re not phrases, they’re not move phrases, proper?

Let’s outline a number of phrases. Passwords sound like a phrase, which is a secret phrase, like, open sesame, to enter a, get authentication to enter a system. Passphrase is one other terminology that the safety group pushed on the market for some time. And that is extra like, horse, battery, banana, secure. One thing like that. You’re making a phrase, an entire sentence, which makes an extended phrase. It’s probably not a phrase anymore, it’s a phrase. They’re attempting to encourage individuals to make use of sentences. I used an instance earlier. I like pancakes, proper? That’s one thing I encountered in my life, for dangerous move phrases.

However, now we will get into a brand new world the place we will outline this as a move key. And now a move key’s sort of what that factor that we’re utilizing LastPass to do. We’re storing this massive gibberish, principally a bit blob that we don’t know, we will’t even pronounce if we wished to. And that’s the secret that’s being saved and saved with the server, or principally not saved with the server, however as a problem in authentication step throughout the server.

And we’ve prolonged what began as a password and because the widespread time period can be password to passphrase. And now we’ve got this new factor referred to as a move key. And the way we have been utilizing it in LastPass is bastardized model of what a move key must be. And there are new applied sciences now, being the factor that on the web. As a result of net browsers make net functions accessible to the entire vast world, we’re beginning to see that move keys, this excessive stage of entropy. This lengthy quantity of gibberish. This incapability for an attacker to brute power the authentication step is what we’re needing as a way to shield ourselves towards attackers.

And in that case, in that sense, move keys are literally an actual factor. You don’t should implement them utilizing LastPass, utilizing lengthy gibberish issues you could by no means keep in mind your self. However you should utilize them by storing them domestically, or having a system that may unlock that key solely whenever you principally, like we have been utilizing with LastPass. It may unlock the important thing, which then is being despatched to the online server, net software to move that problem for authentication.

There are plugins for WordPress, that are already obtainable, and they’re going to make the most of a system that’s extra of a move key system. They’re not all the time how we have been explaining with LastPass. A few of them will use your cellphone, it’ll scan a QR code, and when your cellphone can decrypt the QR code appropriately, it would move the problem, the authentication problem that the plugin, or the online software, has introduced. So it verifies you as authenticated. I hope I’ve defined that proper?

[00:43:08] Nathan Wrigley: Yeah, let me simply define whether or not or not I’m confused about that. So with passwords and move phrases, basically each events have to know what they’re. So the web site, let’s take the instance of Google, Google must know what my password is. I have to know what my password is. And as a way to maintain that safe, I encrypt it inside my password vault and Google encrypt it on their servers with no matter know-how they’ve obtainable. Hopefully, First rate and robust.

However the level is there’s two secrets and techniques held in two totally different areas. The identical can be true for move phrases as a result of it’s simply one other, it’s only a actually, it’s roughly precisely the identical factor. However is a move key in any method totally different to that? Is it being saved in each areas. Do I have to retailer a duplicate of the move key and does the web site have to retailer a duplicate of the move key? Or is there one thing happening which is barely totally different the place solely one in every of us is aware of? That’s the bit that I haven’t fairly labored out.

[00:44:05] Robert Rowley: What you have been explaining is what’s referred to as a two-way or symmetrical encryption. Each events know a secret and so they each use that very same secret to verify a id, proper.

[00:44:15] Nathan Wrigley: Yeah, thanks.

[00:44:16] Robert Rowley: If the bouncer on the opposite facet of the door is aware of the key password to enter the membership is open sesame, then they look forward to individuals to say it on the skin. Each events have to know this. There’s one other method with encryption. This is the reason cryptologists are geniuses, which is known as a method encryption. A method says that the bouncer on the opposite facet of the door really doesn’t know what the passphrase is.

What they know although is in your person, some mathematical equation, proper? I’m going to simplify this. That can embarrass myself, as a result of I’m going to go to junior excessive stage maths. And this can be a horrible instance, however like one plus x is the same as seven. Resolve 4 x, proper. It’s that kind of factor.

However they’re doing arithmetic, that are like multiplication charts, an elliptical curve. They go method on the market. So it’s very arduous to do that, you possibly can’t do ’em in your head. However they do, and truly they’re utilizing prime, I consider. They’re utilizing prime numbers, that are arduous to, it’s arduous to calculate within the reverse course.

It’s that kind of concept is that the bouncer on the opposite facet is aware of the maths to do, proper? They know the algorithm, or not the algorithm, they know the equation. And on the opposite facet, you simply merely say the phrase six, after which the bouncer on the opposite facet places six into this math equation. They run this math equation, which relying on the velocity of the bouncer’s CPU in his head, he has one plus six is the same as seven, is that true? And that’s how they work.

So the bouncer doesn’t know at any time limit what the key is till you give it to him. After which that, principally then he makes use of the mathematics behind the algorithm to confirm that the key is true. Does that make sense? That’s a a method.

So you have got a software, we’ll see this with GPG or PGP, which is a public-private key system, the place your personal key’s what that you must maintain secret. After which the general public key’s what’s shared publicly. So anyone may know your public key after which they’ll evaluate it. And then you definitely would principally, they’d use the general public key to encrypt knowledge to you, and then you definitely would use your personal key to decrypt the information or vice versa.

[00:46:06] Nathan Wrigley: Yeah, I perceive. I feel I’m hoping for an period by which the data that I’ve doesn’t must be recognized in any respect by them. So I may show one thing to a web site or a SaaS app or no matter it could be, and the mere incontrovertible fact that I possess it mixed with one thing that they possess. However the two by no means have to collide, if you already know what I imply.

I can consistently maintain my factor secret. They will maintain their bits and items secret. And I consider there are endeavors to do issues like that. I feel in my case that the LastPass knowledge breach has made me understand that having belief for all of the issues in a 3rd get together service, that’s been shaken a bit bit for me, over the previous few weeks. And I wish to hope that issues, I don’t know, contained in the browser or contained in the Mac or contained in the iPhone or no matter it could be, will make this simpler over time.

[00:46:59] Robert Rowley: Yeah, positively. It’s a factor that’s all the time going to alter, however we’ve got to recollect, we’re utilizing computer systems and so they’re reliant on math. And sadly it’s going to be as much as some actually, actually, and because of this I’m so good to cryptographers, I feel they’re all geniuses. It’s going to take some actually good guys and ladies as cryptographers, to determine the algorithms which might be going to work and be resilient towards assaults like bruteforce assaults.

That’s what LastPass was doing, was hashing your password. So one over 100,000 instances as a result of in case you hash, that makes it 100,000 instances more durable, or slower, for the method of hashing, proper? So hashing it as soon as may take a millisecond, however hashing it 100 thousand instances, now that takes a second or so. And that’s what they did based mostly on the know-how and the cryptography as we perceive it right this moment, the utilized cryptography, I ought to say. That was their finest choice to sluggish issues down.

And doing that, selecting the algorithms they selected, selecting the bit sizes for the keys that they selected, selecting the variety of iterations of hashing that they selected, all gave us a while. And that’s the time that we would have liked to replace and rotate out our passwords and our secrets and techniques that sadly have been misplaced.

[00:48:08] Nathan Wrigley: Nicely that was a great segue. You talked about time and time is slowly working out for us. However I simply need to give you a chance to say a few the issues that you’re doing within the WordPress area, that are nothing to do with LastPass, though the identify of it could be, with retrospect, could collide very carefully.

Inform us about Final Patch, which is a challenge that you just’ve been concerned in, don’t know for a way lengthy, however inform us what you’re doing over there. It’s fantastic really. It’s such a pleasant, nearly philanthropic factor.

[00:48:37] Robert Rowley: Only a bit, yeah. Unrelated to LastPass, I’ve been writing a sequence of weblog posts that I’ve been calling Final Patch. The idea right here is that, I wished to put in writing about vulnerabilities and exploits on WordPress plugins for a while, however I’ve discovered it, it’s not very good to speak accidents and errors different peoples have made, particularly after they’re nonetheless writing actively to the challenge, proper?

Like, I don’t need to take a, any individual patch this bug, this safety bug, which is a extra delicate bug than a standard one. And I don’t need to simply put ’em on blast saying, hey everyone, right here’s the way you assault this bug in case no one up to date but. So as a substitute, what I did is I discovered, and this occurred final 12 months, we have been writing a white paper, which principally was explaining a few 2021’s, a 12 months in WordPress safety retrospective.

And we discovered {that a} good handful, I feel it was seven or eight plugins have been disabled and so they had, out of 30 crucial vulnerabilities that have been reported in WordPress plugins in 2021, about seven or eight plugins obtained no patch. So a crucial vulnerability obtained no patch, and websites have been nonetheless merely working an insecure model of those plugins.

And that’s not good both. So an answer oriented in direction of fixing issues as a substitute of simply declaring errors, was that I wished to begin writing patches for these deserted plugins that had safety bugs in them. So in quarter 4 of 2022, I used to be given a while and I wrote up a number of weblog posts about six in complete explaining for six, every weblog put up is its personal plugin that has its personal vulnerability in it, and none of these plugins received patched in 2022. So what I went by means of and I went forward and simply wrote the patches. I defined how the vulnerabilities labored. The audience for this may very well be actually anyone.

Should you’re a website proprietor, and also you’re working one in every of these plugins and also you need to patch it your self, I don’t suggest working my patches, as a result of these are deserted tasks. If it’s an deserted plugin, I like to recommend you discover a new various. However in case you completely have to run it, yeah, you should utilize the instance that I’ve given you.

But it surely’s even higher for a developer. Should you’re a WordPress developer or perhaps a new developer, and also you’re sort of curious how about how safety bugs work and what to do whenever you encounter them, these sequence of weblog posts will stroll you thru how these safety bugs work and the right way to principally write a patch.

Most safety bug patches are fairly rudimentary. You’re going to be writing an enable checklist, verifying authorization, or sanitizing or escaping knowledge appropriately. In order that’s the sequence of weblog posts that I’ve launched, and so they’re all obtainable on the, LastPass, final sorry, Patchstack weblog.

[00:51:03] Nathan Wrigley: Too many patches and lasts on this episode. Cross, patch, final. There’s tons happening. Yeah. That’s superb. What a pleasant endeavor. Do you plan, funding and time allowing, is that this one thing that you’d want to proceed? Are you going to attempt to do that by means of 2023?

[00:51:20] Robert Rowley: I’d hope so. I genuinely had enjoyable writing these patches. Reviewing the code. I’m a clumsy individual within the head, I assume as a result of I like different individuals’s supply code, determining what went fallacious, and including, as a result of I, I’ve accomplished that in my profession for the previous 15, 20 years.

I’ve reported safety vulnerabilities to builders. I’ve turn out to be empathetic sufficient to grasp their place of not desirous to see the report, not having fun with that course of. However I genuinely loved this course of and I like sharing with different individuals, particularly builders. The concept a mistake, errors may be made, proper?

Errors have been made. It’s okay. It doesn’t matter what occurred. What issues is the way you reply to it. And you ought to be responding to safety breaches like LastPass. Or you ought to be responding to safety bugs, like open supply builders. The vast majority of them, I’ll should share right here, the bulk open supply builders are very receptive to safety bug reviews.

It must be thought-about a contribution to the challenge. It’s a option to make the challenge higher, safer. And as a developer for the builders, it’s a method to enhance your talent units. You know the way to determine, like in case you take it severely, you’ll learn to determine safety bugs, the right way to program defensively in order that safety bugs don’t have an effect on your software, and so forth and so forth.

[00:52:34] Nathan Wrigley: What an amazing endeavor, yeah. Thanks for doing that on everyone’s behalf. That’s actually fantastic. Robert, as a result of we’re shut, closing in on an hour, I’m going to knock it on the top. However earlier than that, I’m going to ask you to inform us the place we will discover you on-line. If anyone’s listened and desires to succeed in out. Do you have got any publicly obtainable Twitter handles or e mail addresses or contact types that you just need to point out?

[00:52:57] Robert Rowley: Certain. An effective way to observe me on-line these days is Mastodon. There’s been this excellent man who created a wpbuilds.social Mastodon account. I’m on that in addition to rawrly, r a w r l y. I’m apologizing for such a bizarre identify, however that’s additionally my wordpress.org username.

So in case you observe me there, you possibly can see what I’ve accomplished on wordpress.org and yow will discover me on the wpbuilds.social Mastodon account. You can even, if you wish to maintain updated and also you don’t want to speak with me, however you simply need to hear extra about safety subjects and data, you possibly can go to the Patchstack weblog. I write articles there occasionally.

And each week I do a Patchstack Weekly, I feel it’s episode 53 proper now. And for the start of this 12 months, all I’m going to be speaking a few safety hygiene finest practices. All these issues that you just possibly must be doing about annually. That’s my New Yr’s decision, to get a handful of this stuff shared with the general public in order that they’ll take, particularly the WordPress public, this group can take safety extra severely. Simply understanding what to do is admittedly what most individuals want. So once more, Patchstack.com, or wpbuilds.social.

[00:53:59] Nathan Wrigley: Robert Rowley, thanks for chatting to us right this moment on the podcast. I actually admire it.

[00:54:03] Robert Rowley: Thanks.

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