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by Kathy Zant

What makes you fantastic? Insights, stories, advice, inspiration for building your most powerful business. Find what fulfills you & stay secure.

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RCE vulnerabilities in Bricks & Cwicly Builders

ZANTASTIC Unauthenticated RCE in two site builders If you're using Bricks Builder version 1.9.6 or earlier or Cwicly version 1.4.0.2 or earlier, it is incredibly important to update immediately. An unauthenticated remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability was found in each of these builders. An unauthenticated RCE means that someone can put a malicious script on another server and cause your site to call that malicious code if you're using vulnerable versions. This is as bad as they get....

13 days ago • 2 min read
did it all for the cookie

ZANTASTIC Bringing the data Thomas Raef sat down with me to talk about the data he had been seeing. Stolen authentication cookies were fast becoming a very common intrusion vector on sites he's been watching. You can watch the video where he shares some of the info stealers he's seen and how they're used to compromise WordPress sites, and likely many other web-based authenticated accounts. Still doing it all for the cookie. Now he's bringing the data. Based on 851+ billion log entries and 6...

about 2 months ago • 3 min read

ZANTASTIC Take Care When Mark had the stroke, everyone told me "make sure you take care of yourself." I had a thunderbolt of realization a few months ago that I wasn't doing a very good job. I'm starting 2024 on a continued quest to take better care of myself. These efforts have been unfolding over the course of a few months. But I'm sharing what life looks like for me now in the hopes it might inspire you to make positive changes for you. Breath work has been key for me in 2023. New year,...

about 2 months ago • 3 min read
exploding ideas

ZANTASTIC Everything is a Creative Act You are a creator. I caught a video of Rick Rubin on a scroll, and it was a big wake up call as to what I've been missing. Here's a link to the full interview. I made the husband watch Lex Fridman's interview with him which he seemed to like, especially the sections of the interview where they listened to music together. I bought his book, The Creative Act. In starts with one simple quote: The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful...

3 months ago • 4 min read
Cookie Monster cupcakes

ZANTASTIC A wave of session hijacking I love a good hacking story. I also love cookies. 10/10 would eat cookies again. This story involving session cookies is not one I thought I would see, but it's happening. And it's happening more often than you think. I sat down with Thomas Raef from We Watch Your Website earlier this week to ask him some questions about a new intrusion vector he's seeing that is causing WordPress website compromise. It's stolen session cookies, or session hijacking,...

4 months ago • 2 min read
hands with magic in them

ZANTASTIC Acts of Integrity Last week, I told you about leaving my position as Director of Marketing at Kadence. This wasn't an easy decision. I love the product and the community, and I was in the midst of planning two really fun events, one of which got postponed, the other of which was Kadence Amplify. The show went on with some help from friends. Kadence Amplify track 1 and track 2 are up and timestamped. Eventually the marketing team at Stellar (aka Michelle Frechette) will get them...

4 months ago • 2 min read
magic from your story

ZANTASTIC My public therapy might have saved a life We all have our stories that are impactful. Can you tell yours? In Cabo, someone told me how my story of nearly losing my husband Mark and the subsequent adventures in rehab motivated them to take action in dealing with high blood pressure. That action might have saved their life. That made me think. What other stories do I have that could inspire others to live a better life? It also made me wonder, what stories do you have that could make...

4 months ago • 1 min read
Kathy Zant at CaboPress

ZANTASTIC Cabo Hits Different Being visionary at CaboPress. When Chris Lema says, "You need to be at CaboPress," you make it happen. You've probably heard a lot of people say that a conference changes their life. And maybe CaboPress is just another conference. Maybe I'm just another human. But this last week seems to have been a perfect blend of me undergoing dramatic life changes, a conference that is supportive and focused on you being the best version of yourself, and the kindness and...

5 months ago • 2 min read

ZANTASTIC Hackers Gonna Hack I was going to do a video about the MGM hack because of its wide-reaching impact (so many properties are affected), but I didn't feel like that gave anyone "things you can use." We're still awaiting details on the investigation, but the attackers state that a 10-minute phone call is all they've needed to pwn MGM. Bleeping Computer has more details. Instead, I opted to make a video about SIM swapping attacks, as it appears those are becoming more prevalent and...

5 months ago • 3 min read
messy code

ZANTASTIC LastPass failed their customers There is evidence that the LastPass vaults stolen last year because of an unpatched dev's home computer have been cracked. Since March of 2023, Taylor Monahan of MetaMask and other researchers have collected evidence surrounding thefts targeting more than 150 people. Collectively, these individuals have been robbed of more than $35 million worth of crypto. Read the full article here and watch my video about this. What can you do? Get off LastPass,...

6 months ago • 2 min read
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