The latest Debian stable version named Wheezy was recently released. It is possible to upgrade from Squeeze to Wheezy without reinstalling the operating system from scratch. Let’s look at how that can be done.
abdussamad.com:80 localhost - - [09/May/2013:14:26:47 +0500] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.0" 200 3784 "abdussamad.com/wp-login.php" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0"
Now the second column above is supposed to contain the remote host that made this request i.e. the user’s computer. But here it is shown as localhost. One possibility is that the requests originated on my server but I ruled that out. So how is this possible?
Find out information about your Linux distribution, such as version, vendor and kernel version and architecture, using the Linux command line.
WordPress is the most popular content management system for websites and as a result it attracts a lot of automated attempts at brute force login. Blocking such bots before they get very far is the topic of this post.
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