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Web service automates WordPress password cracking
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Dec 2009, 11:06    Post subject:  Web service automates WordPress password cracking  

Hackers have developed a distributed Wordpress admin account cracking schemethat poses a severe risk for the security of blogs whose owners selectinsecure passwords.

PHP scripts located on a virtual server run bruteforce (password guessing)attacks on targeted sites. Many sites can be attacked at the same time bythe system, with results written into an associated database.

More info:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/30/wordpress_password_cracking/
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