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Installing a plug in for WordPress XML-RPC ping back

In the XMLRPC module of any Wordpress installation, the pingback feature is enabled. This feature allows an attacker to send request to a vulnerable Wordpress site and use it to attack other websites. In other words, your Wordpress installation could be used in a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack without your knowledge. For more information about this issue, read this Sucuri blog post: http://blog.sucuri.net/2014/03/more-than-162000-wordpress-sites-used-for-distributed-denial-of-service-attack.html The Fix Wordpress has not released a fix for this problem, but there is a Wordpress plugin that will disable the pingback query (pingback.ping) from the XMLRPC module. Note: The plugin needs to be installed on each Wordpress installation. Remove XMLRPC...

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