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A web server log with dozens of identical requests coming in at the exact same time. The log entries are for a file called “/robots.txt” and from a User-Agent called “AppleNewsBot”. A glowing Apple logo can be seen through the log file.

Attack of the AppleNewsBot

A bug in the Apple News crawler caused it to get stuck in a loop sending 100+ requests/second to websites with HTTPS certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt.

The WordPress logo in front of a backdrop of open books.

Internet Archive plugin for WordPress

A WordPress plugin for automatically archiving everything you publish and external links in the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Help preserve your work.