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  • Resolved Handoko


    Hi all.

    I’ve been using this plugin on my blog and it’s been online more than a year. Recently I receive many trackback spams in my 404 errors log, started about a week ago and now it’s increasing.


    Is this kind of trackback is the same with WordPress trackback?
    Why it just appear recently? Not a year ago?
    Another new kind of spam/hacking attempts?
    How to stop it? Their IPs are never the same, can’t block.
    Does anybody has similar problems?

    Please share.

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  • I’m getting a similar issue on a bunch of old images that are really gone but I have a feeling it has something to do with the recent attacks. I had over 7500 404s from 102 IP addresses just today. My entire site usually only gets 1500-2000 hits a month.

    Any ideas about this, every day wp security shows:

    and the same Ip
    I donĀ“t have a trackback folder

    Hello Guys,Watch Out! it seems its a vulnerability of xmlrpc
    if you have wp 3.5 maybe this is the cause, if somebody has another solution, please tell me, Thanks
    the solution here: (read carefully)

    # protect xmlrpc
    <Files xmlrpc.php>
    Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from all



    Forum Moderator

    To the best of my knowledge there is no such issue in WordPress 3.5.1 If you have concrete, empirical, evidence to the contrary, please see the Security_FAQ.

    Thanks moderator to clarify this, I will erase the comment if its an error.



    Hello, I’m back to report some new info.

    I’ve just installed Bad Behavior plugin, and after it I never received such trackback spam. So I think:

    Better WP Security + Bad Behavior = awesome


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