|Sent on:||Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:53 PM|
The following message was relayed to me by Jim H., one of our Meetup members. If you manage a Wordpress site, read this message from Netfirms.com that was sent to its clients. Wherever you host Wordpress or any website, your password must be Strong.
We wanted to let you know about an attack on WordPress sites that started earlier this week, what we've done to combat it, and what you can do to protect yourself.
On Tuesday, a widespread "brute force" attack against WordPress started impacting sites across the internet. This attack is leveraging a botnet, which looks to have more than one hundred thousand different computers at its disposal. Its intent is very simple: to find and compromise WordPress sites with simple passwords, likely to use them later to distribute malware (and further increase the size of the botnet).
Also, and we can't stress this enough, we urge you to check your WordPress password and make sure it's a strong one. The strong password guidelines in our Knowledgebase refer to your Netfirms account password, but that advice is good for WordPress passwords, too!
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