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  • Member Since: October 30th, 2013
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  • Posted a reply to Loosened Wordfence’s login failure restrictions, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Quick workaround, if you have admin access create another administrator user for your wife to…

    23 hours ago

  • Posted a reply to how does this compare to ‘bulletproof security’ plugin?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    BTW, these are not plugins that are particularly adept at cleaning malware from a website…

    24 hours ago

  • Posted a reply to how does this compare to ‘bulletproof security’ plugin?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I've used them both, currently I use Wordfence. They're quite different. In my opinion it's…

    24 hours ago

  • Posted a reply to Question about “Immediately block IPs that access these URLs”, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Use a VPN for your testing, with throw away IP numbers. In my workflow, I…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to The Plugin needs an upgrade, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'm assuming this question is related to Wordfence scan results? Assuming that, it sounds like…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to Is “Auto ThickBox Plus” safe?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    There is nothing worse than using an old orphaned plugin. But for many of us…

    7 days ago

  • Posted a reply to Question about “Immediately block IPs that access these URLs”, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello Earthling, heavy user here, not associated with Wordfence. As far as I know, the…

    7 days ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence found CSS files in wp-admin – what are they?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    You need SFTP access to your site to deal with this sort of thing. First…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to Fun with Bots, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Today, more attacks on setup-config.php, I researched and it's said that WordPress version 3.3.1 and…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Fun with Bots, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I've been watching my bot attacks pretty closely as my server is always on the…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence and Jetpack question, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Heavy Wordfence user here... If you have no other reason for Jetpack and are running…

    3 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Fun with Bots, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Just a friendly suggestion from a heavy WF user. I no…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence deleted; can’t reinstall, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Sounds like you need to go through your site and manually delete Wordfence remnants, then…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence conflict automatically disables plugins., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    By the way, Wordfence support has said over and over again that the Wordfence code…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence conflict automatically disables plugins., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Catmaniax, in my opinion not every WordPress site needs a security plugin. A low activity…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence conflict automatically disables plugins., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Ok, clear. Thing is, there are indeed plugin conflicts but blaming one plugin for the…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence conflict automatically disables plugins., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Wordfence is a plugin...

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence conflict automatically disables plugins., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    For what it's worth, I tried that plugin (Organizer) a long time ago and concluded…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Problem to enable extended firewall protection in Greengeeks hosting account, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    My experience as a user was that my host did set this up so Wordfence…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Siteground CPU Seconds per month, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Winterstreet, A general server configuration efficiency issue to consider is that of eliminating most of…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to blocked my own ip?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'd add that you could probably, simply, put your IP in the whitelist on the…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Can I trust Wordfence & Gravity Scan Results?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The first thing any criminal is doing? They're running their own Gravity Scan and Wordfence,…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to The hidden URL can be bypassed in Firefox, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    nice

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to The hidden URL can be bypassed in Firefox, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Wellll, my understanding wp-register.php is depreciated, WordPress runs without it and it shouldn't exist in…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to 6.3.9 does not update, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I had a weird thing happen, a message came up that said "could not be…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Custom blocked page?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks Wyf, glad to see it's on some kind of list. MTN

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Custom blocked page?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    ATX, as proof of concept I did the following, it worked. Fun. Apologies for any…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Custom blocked page?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I just tried a redirect in root .htaccess, doesn't work because the /lib folder has…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to A user with username “****” who has administrator access signed in to your Wor, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I just grabbed a bowl of popcorn, this'll be interesting. Wordfence, what say you? MTN

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Pages vs Requests vs URLs vs Files – Rate Limiting, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    As for .htaccess helping with bandwidth, I've found that some of the worst offenders are…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Pages vs Requests vs URLs vs Files – Rate Limiting, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Thema, here are my settings, please don't ask me to explain, I just experimented…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Started seeing this new hack attempt in the logs… any idea what it is?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Yeah, I've noticed a recent uptick in bot attacks, for a while I think the…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to schedule scan time on free version, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Premium WF version is where you can schedule scans. Otherwise as Wfalaa says, you have…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Pages vs Requests vs URLs vs Files – Rate Limiting, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I spent hours trying to figure out what was going on with Rate Limiting. The…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Custom blocked page?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The folks at Wordfence seem to have a thing for their wf503.php page (smile). It…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Started seeing this new hack attempt in the logs… any idea what it is?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Isn't the php5=print a way of invoking the PHP print function? If that was the…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 100s of brute force attacks, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Good to hear! In my case, by fine tuning Wordfence, as well as optimizing website…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Change Blocked Message!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    IQ Block Country works as well, in my experience. Correction, in WordPress Premium you can…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Loginizer/Akismet, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I gave up on Akismet years ago. It was overkill. My site is moderatly high…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to How to completely delete WF from database and install without dashboard, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Wfalla, this is a good concise how-to, thanks, perhaps add it to your FAQ? I…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Can Someone Tell me How to Update?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks for getting back. I think I'll try running without the plugin and see how…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Upgraded to Version 6.3.8, white scree, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Good to hear, though as always it's sad what a mess the WordPress plugin ecosystem…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 100s of brute force attacks, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello Reppie, the idea is this is a component of overall defense strategy. Many of…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Upgraded to Version 6.3.8, white scree, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    For starters, try doing a certain 100% browser cache refresh.

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 100s of brute force attacks, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hmmm, not sure of exact answer, but again, the bot can attack all it wants,…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 100s of brute force attacks, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    There are thousands of attack vectors in WordPress and plugins. The bots are set up…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 100s of brute force attacks, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The bots attack you because you are there, no other reason. You will always see…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Change Blocked Message!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    BTW, I've looked into doing this programmatically, I'm thinking the solution is a cronjob that…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Change Blocked Message!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Well, time to renew! Someone has to pay these guys for all this "free" stuff.

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 100s of brute force attacks, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Can you please explain what exactly you mean by "hundreds of brute force attacks" ?…

    2 months ago