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Last week, we wrote about a report published by Sucuri that explained how 162,000 clean WordPress sites were used in a DDoS attack through the pingback functionality of XML-RPC. Alex Shiels who works on Akismet mentioned on Twitter the security team was working on a solution. An update to Akismet (more…)

Now that things have calmed down, it’s time to discuss what happened that took WPTavern.com offline. It all started the day I published my review of the Backup Buddy plugin from PluginBuddy.com. That post not only received a large number of comments, but it ended up on StumbleUpon and was (more…)