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  • Member Since: October 30th, 2013
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  • 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,…

    2 days ago

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

    3 days 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…

    3 days 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 week 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 week 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…

    2 weeks 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…

    2 weeks 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

    2 weeks 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…

    2 weeks 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…

    2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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…

    3 weeks 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…

    3 weeks 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…

    3 weeks 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…

    3 weeks 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…

    3 weeks 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.

    3 weeks 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,…

    3 weeks 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…

    3 weeks 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…

    3 weeks 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…

    3 weeks 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.

    3 weeks 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" ?…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Change Blocked Message!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    No need to wonder, they have limited time and this is an old issue. If…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Change Blocked Message!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi, try doing a forum search with words "block message." It's done by editing one…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Change Blocked Message!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Indeed, I finally got so annoyed the only outlet was sarcasm, glad you enjoyed. The…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Email from my Provider, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Ha!

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Email from my Provider, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Or, run, don't walk, to another provider!

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Change Blocked Message!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I thought it might be informative if I shared my customized block message:

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to This got past Wordfence, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This should probably be in your "Immediatly Block" URLS, it's in mine and catches quite…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Change Blocked Message!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Indeed, don't you hate having your website give hackers a nice page full of information?…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Scan Keeps Failing, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Try unchecking nearly all scan options, and experimenting. See following thread: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/large-site-scan-doesnt-finish/#post-8603166 Personally, I don't…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to wp_wfHoover table has a data size of 20mb., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi, try a few forum searches, much discussion of that subject.

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to How does this happen?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Yeah, you're usually better not spending time on individual IP blocks (otherwise known as whack-a-mole),…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to How does this happen?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Elvira, I get confused by this as well. If I'm not mistaken, main thing to…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence not trapping bad IP addresses, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Here is a thread about customizing "blocked" messages. https://wordpress.org/support/topic/customizing-block-locked-messages-from-wordpress/

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence not trapping bad IP addresses, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Off topic, but if anyone is interested in if their hosting defends against "Strut," here…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence not trapping bad IP addresses, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I should have written "Wordfence you-are-blocked message," I was referring to the message that's triggered…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Useless Firewall Rules Using Bandwidth?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks Wfalaa, good to get this recorded here in your forum, as I'm sure the…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence not trapping bad IP addresses, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Nice to hear. Aha, xmlrpc, it's horrible, just an attractant for criminals. Rename xmlrpc.php in…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence not trapping bad IP addresses, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Glad to help out. I think we can win the war against the predators seeking…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence not trapping bad IP addresses, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    BTW, if you have a static IP number be sure to add your own IP…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to installation disables a perfectly fine country blocker, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Wordfence is terrific. It's powerful and thus may not combine with other plugins. In fact,…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to search.msn.com, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    First, do some searches in Bing for your own content and see if you're actually…

    1 month ago