Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn never-before-seen super botnet

Dan Goodin, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), Apr 14, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Those using WordPress (and thousands of edubloggers do just that) are advised to take extra security precautions as a huge botnet is targeting WordPress sites with a brute-force attack. "Operators of WordPress sites can take other measures too, including installing plugins such as this one and this one, which close some of the holes most frequently exploited in these types of attacks. Beyond that, operators can sign up for a free plan from CloudFlare that automatically blocks login attempts that bear the signature of the brute-force attack."

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