Interesting article from Brian Krebs on wordpress functionality – “pingback”

“At issue is the “pingback” function, a feature built into WordPress and plenty of other CMS tools that is designed to notify (or ping) a site that you linked to their content. Unfortunately, like most things useful on the Web, the parasites and lowlifes of the world are turning pingbacks into a feature to be disabled, lest it be used to attack others.”
“This post is an effort to spread the word to other WordPress users to ensure their blogs aren’t used in attacks going forward.”
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/03/blogs-of-war-dont-be-cannon-fodder/

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