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What is WordPress xmlrpc.php (XML-RPC)?

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As WPSec.com explains, WordPress “XML-RPC is a remote procedure call (RPC) protocol which uses XML to encode its calls and HTTP as a transport mechanism.”. Originally, XML-RPC was developed back in the early days of WordPress, where Internet connections were slow and sporadic at best.  In fact, rather than actively writing new posts via the WordPress […]

How are WordPress Pingbacks Exploited?

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While you may hear a lot about WordPress exploits, it could be that you’re not familiar with how the pingback mechanism in WordPress works, or how it can be used by dastardly hackers. One of the most popular approaches is to use the XML-RPC mechanism, inherent in WordPress, because it gives hackers the ability to […]

This article is going to be thoroughly detailed in covering the different methods of checking domain access logs; why you should check them and how to protect yourself from further incidents. Remember; the goal is mitigation – reducing the impact your server experiences from such incidents – there is no method of 100% prevention. Why […]