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Own a website that runs on WordPress? You'll want to pay attention to this story. Since last week, there's been an ongoing brute-force attack that's targeted stand-alone WordPress installations. Like most login prompts, WordPress' will lock you out for some time after putting in an incorrect password a certain number of times, but there's an easy way to get around that by those who don't mind putting the effort in: use multiple IP addresses. A handful of IPs wouldn't be too worrisome, but this particular attack has been monitored to use up to 90,000 of them. Clearly, there's no simple way for anyone to block such a large number of addresses from their site, and that's hardly an ideal solution... Read more...