Recently in the server logs I saw lots of attempts to /xmlrpc.php

/xmlrpc.php is the file used for Pingbacks, so if someone links to my blog , they can add my blog article and WordPress will check in then create a link to the users site. This actually opens up wordpress sites to be used for DOS’ people



You can disable access to this file via updating .htaccess

# Block WordPress xmlrpc.php requests
<Files xmlrpc.php>
order deny,allow
deny from all

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