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report today about abuse of a pingback-function in WP

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:00 pm
by Czorneboh
Hi all!

Today Heise is reporting about an abuse of a pingback function in wordpress for DDoS-attacks, here:

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/ ... 45091.html.

description of the problem in english by the security company here:
http://blog.sucuri.net/2014/03/more-tha ... ttack.html

I would like to know, if s9y could perhaps suffering the same.
Perhaps someone of us askes that security company to check s9y as well? :| and you developers would get the result without such report?

Could this problem report perhaps help the coders to understand how a kind of special spamming, which our blogs are suffering from, is functioning?

Czorneboh

Re: report today about abuse of a pingback-function in WP

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:36 am
by onli
That is not the typical security problem. There is no solution without deactivating pingbacks entirely, which I can't imagine anyone would want.