Stop xmlrpc.php Attacks

Summary: how to diagnose and eliminate the xmlrpc.php WordPress exploit when it’s clobbering your web server. You’ve been running a public Ubuntu 12+ and Apache/LAMP web server for a while now. Until recently everything has worked fine, but suddenly your server is struggling to display even static pages. Sometimes content takes forever to load, and […]

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wget and cURL

wget wget is a GNU utility for retrieving files over the web using the popular internet transfer protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP). It’s useful either for obtaining individual files or mirroring entire web sites, as it can convert absolute links in downloaded documents to relative links. The GNU wget manual is the definitive resource. Some Useful […]

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grep

grep is a useful utility that finds fixed strings or patterns of text in a given file or standard input. Used in conjunction with error logs or debugger output, grep can help a programmer identify errors in an application code base or filesystem; to help with this, grep understands regular expressions, what it calls “extended” […]

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