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/author-area (5 posts)

  1. onab4250
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had a visitor that accessed a page called "/author-area" and "/author-panel" today. I have never seen either of those before. Is anyone familiar with those and is that something new, strange???? Thanks a lot.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Neither of those are "standard" urls in WordPress. Have you tried accessing the urls on your site yourself? If so, where do they lead to?

  3. onab4250
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://beerthingsonline.com/?/author-area. It takes me to my home page.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sounds like a rather clumsy hacker bot trying to find a way into the site. If you ever looked at your site's access logs, you'd probably be amazed at just how many of these probe attempts your site gets. Nothing to worry about really. All just par for the course.

    Keep your site, theme & plugins updated, have a look at Hardening_WordPress and you can just ignore these.

  5. onab4250
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks a lot. I'll read up on it.

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