The Emperor instructed the gardener to set up the new court’s garden. “I want you to plant five trees growing the Crataan fruit,” the Emperor said, “Because we asked people what fruit they like best, and most named the Crataan fruit!”
The gardener replied, “Emperor, that is excellent thinking! But let me make some suggestions: First, how about we make one of the five trees bear the Muran fruit. Only one out of ten citizens loves it, but those peculiar citizens tend to love multiple times as much!”
“Second,” the gardener continued, “How about we make one of the five trees bear the Dratean fruit. No one loves it, but that’s because no one knows it yet!”
“Third,” the gardener said, “How about we leave one spot in the garden empty. Who knows what new type of tree we’ll discover that we can put there in the future!”
“Fourth,” the gardener spoke, the Emperor still seated on his throne, though growingly unrestful, “How about we plant one tree with no fruits at all. Its sparseness will serve as contrast to remind us how grateful we should be for all the other trees.”
“Fifth,” the gardener said, “Let us plant one tree which we’ll pick randomly. We thereby give fate a chance to escape the restrictions of human thinking, and excel even this land’s wisest man – you, my Emperor!”
wp-login.php DDOS Attack (In Progress)
Over the past 24 hours there has been a widespread DDOS campaign targeting the popular CMS script WordPress, in particular the file used to log into the admin area of the script; wp-login.php. Large numbers of IP addresses from across the world have been attacking any files they can find, resulting in massive issues for web hosts and the stability of web servers.
The last week has seen probably the largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack ever. It’s being reported in fairly dramatic terms, with the New York Times and BBC talking about the internet getting jammed or slowed down.
So what’s actually going on? Here’s a rundown of some key points:
A what attack?
DDoS attacks, as the “distributed” part suggests, involve large numbers of computers bombarding a target system with traffic, with the idea being to stop that system from functioning. A bunch of South Korean banks and broadcasters got temporarily crippled by such an attack a week ago, for example.
In addition the attacks are now being used by a “Map” of the WordPress community to attack and break into anyone with admin as their user name… one of the largest attacks ever and has resulted in many isps shutting down any access to your word press installation .
How you may have inadvertently participated in recent DDoS attacks
The botnets driving the recent distributed denial of service attacks are powered by millions of infected computers. Their coordinated flood of requests overwhelms the Internet’s DNS servers, slowing them down and even knocking the servers offline. The long-term solution for site operators and visitors alike may rely on reluctant ISPs working together.
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