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Is Your WordPress Site Participating In Pingback Distributed Denial of Service Attack?

Is Your WordPress Site Participating In Pingback Distributed Denial of Service Attack?

Earlier this year, more than 162,000 unsuspecting legitimate WordPress websites were used for DDoS attacks within a few hours. The Problem Attackers abused the WordPress pingback feature allowing websites to cross-reference blog posts. By sending hundreds of spoofed requests per second to the /xmlrpc.php file making these requests appear to come from the target site, […]

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Don’t Ignore The Internet’s Nuts and Bolts

The internet as we know it is under constant attack. I don’t mean by DDOS or other “charming” things, though it’d be incredibly dumb to ignore them. What I’m talking about is the ongoing battle between the “open” and “free”. What I’m talking about is the balance between industry “self-regulation” vs government’s “top down” regulation […]

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