24 May 2014

WordPress sites launching DDoS attacks

How vulnerable is WordPress? If you use WordPress for your website(s), you should read the full article at the link below (excerpt follows):

Attackers trick 162,000 WordPress sites into launching DDoS attack | Ars Technica: " . . . The WordPress-enabled attacks are just one technique in a growing arsenal of powerful DDoS weapons. Other implementations include the abuse of the Internet's time-synchronization protocol and the exploitation of open domain name system servers to greatly amplify traffic. Attackers have also waged extremely powerful DDoS campaigns using botnets of WordPress servers. The growing body of attacks shows that there's no shortage of ways to inflict crippling damage on the Internet...."

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