Yet another WordPress hack is an understatement this week. There exists within WordPress a function designed to make pages load faster but is structured in such a way as to be publicly accessible. Any attacked can use exploit this function (which I will not help hackers by naming) to cause the website to in-effect, shut itself down. This attack is a form of DoS (denial of service) where the website is given so many meaningless tasks to do, it uses all its processing power and bandwidth and cannot accept new requests from the internet. WordPress has declined to patch this vulnerability stating that this kind of bug "should really get mitigated at the server end or network level rather than the application level.”
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