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WordPress Pingback feature used for DDOS attacks
I know a lot of you use WordPress. How many of you explicitly disable pingbacks? Have you had any trouble doing this from your users?
He links to a list of the more than 42,000 WordPress sites that were used in the attack on him, and there are 345 “.edu” sites in the list (some are not top level, but I think those are non-us educational sites). Including one for the California State University system, some at Harvard, the University of Texas and the University of Michigan.
Jason Brady * Web Developer * San Bernardino Community College District *
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Tel 909-384-8691 * Mobile 951-295-9515 * Fax 909-885-3371 * firstname.lastname@example.org
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