Skip to comments.Wordpress Under Attack: How To Avoid The Coming Botnet
Posted on 04/13/2013 9:05:55 AM PDT by BenLurkin
All of these security weaknesses, it turns out, could allow an unidentified group of hackers to use brute force attacks on WordPress installations and form a huge botnet of infected servers. A report by Dan Goodin in Ars Technica details the threat. Unnamed attackers are using more than 90,000 IP addresses to brute-force crack administrative credentials of vulnerable WordPress systems, researchers from at least three Web hosting services reported. At least one company warned that the attackers may be in the process of building a botnet of infected computers thats vastly stronger and more destructive than those available today.
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Hmmm. I’ve wanted to start a blog and WordPress seemed like a good choice considering my computer illiteracy. Any suggestions out there? I’d also like to make a little money off of it.
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Depends how much you want to spend. I know people who use Namcheap.com for their blogs. They have a hosting plan for about $3.45 per month. They use c-panel which offers a simple installation for wordpress. I don’t work for them nor do I have interest in the company I’m just passing this on as a friendly suggestion.
I would stick with Wordpress and use security plugins like "BulletProof Security" and "Limit Login Attempts." Then you just have to watch for updates to Wordpress and your plug ins.
Most people use "admin" as a username and can go years without doing updates. They are the ones at risk.
Ping for Jo.
Unnamed attackers are using more than 90,000 IP addresses to brute-force crack administrative credentials of vulnerable WordPress systems.