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Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:36:51 +0000
From: Cool Hand Luke <coolhandluke@...lhandluke.org>
To: full-disclosure <full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk>
Subject: Re: Denial of Service in WordPress

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On 06/28, Julius Kivimäki wrote:
> If one wants to conduct such attacks, would it not be a million times
> easier for them to use infected hosts to do thousands of requests per
> second? (Per computer). Can you come up with a scenario where this "attack"
> would actually be useful?

no, he can't. there isn't such a scenario. this is one of those
situations where in theory he is correct but in reality this is simply
not an issue.

there are a thousand other attacks one could do that would be more
efficient and more effective (which others have been trying to explain
to him) but he refuses to listen and insists this is a major problem.

this is *not* an issue -- which is why everyone has been ignoring it for
5.5 years.

- -chl

- --
cool hand luke


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