WordPress DDOS potential overplayed?

That is what Jason Cohen (CTO of WP engine) is saying at blogs.csoonline.com

He also said: (what the pingback function does, calling it “an altruistic, friendly, social system.”)

What can happen is a lot of pingbacks with the links in the comments.  If done  on many pages with a lot of effort it can happen. I recommend everyone use moderated comments to prevent automated bots if you must turn on pingbacks.

And remember – you can always turn off pingbacks.  In Settings–> Discussion Settings

we have no pingbacks in our WordPress sites.

Wifi “wardriving” with a raspberry Pi: is the size of a cellphone

Raspberry pi is a cellphone sized wafer board with circuits running a basic Linux  Operating system (Raspberry Pi).

Blog .spiderlabs.com  

Has a good article explaining how to use USB GPS, and battery to connect to a wifi antenna and a 8GB – 16GB SD Card.

But interesting to note this is the kind of article a “unethical” hacker will use to find vulnerable wifi routers and access points to attack networks.

Protect yourself scan your network using Omega(Ω) scan. We will find out if you have a vulnerable wifi system.

Was breach at Target internal or a vendor?

X-force has information on the specific malware that breached the Point of Sale terminals (POS).

The Internet Storm Center has an interesting comment,which is discussed in their newssummary section.

Is a refrigeration vendor ultimately to blame for the target breach?

This brings up another point – your vendors better have good security, as the weakest link in the chain breaks and allows the criminals in.