Category: Web Security

One More Check In on WordPress XML-RPC Fail2ban Traps

XML-RPC Attack Traffic

Just putting out an updated chart showing how this has performed through several additional months of operation. I’ve previously covered what’s happening here in detail when I began to sustain a high volume of attacks, when I implemented the fail2ban

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Checking in on the Performance of WordPress XML-RPC Attack Countermeasures

XML-RPC Attack Traffic

Following up on my deployment of WordPress XML-RPC attack countermeasures a few months ago, let’s have a look at how effectively the traps have performed in live operation in the intervening time.

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Countering WordPress XML-RPC Attacks with fail2ban

In my last post I began inquiring into the WordPress XML-RPC attacks I’ve been sustaining here on the site. Since then I’ve been further studying the threat and experimenting with responses, and I have now developed working countermeasures and cast

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Sustaining WordPress XML-RPC Attack Traffic

XML-RPC Attack Traffic

I’ve been experiencing the same increased frequency of attacks against WordPress’ integrated XML-RPC service in recent months as reported by many other site operators. The attacks have been covered well elsewhere, but I wanted to chronicle what I’m seeing and

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