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Firewall Scripts - To Stop Hackers (9 posts)

  1. gariben
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Is there a firewall script plugin similar to http://www.firewallscript.com to stop hackers. Seems like alot of hackers are targeting WordPress powered scripts because there is just so many users out there.

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Not exactly what you are looking for perhaps, but AskApache.com has a great plugin that disallows direct request to certain files, folders, commands, etc.

  3. gariben
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Does it work for WordPress 2.6? On the plugin page it states compatible up to 2.5.1

    When I installed the plugin I was getting alot errors on my 2.6 wordpress site.

    Thanks

  4. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have used it since 2.1.3 and I still use it with 2.6. What kind of errors to you get?

  5. gariben
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I’m getting these erros: It might be due to the way my server is setup?

    thanks

    Warning: file(/home/xxx/public_html/.htpasswda1) [function.file]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/xxx/public_html/wp-content/plugins/askapache-password-protect/askapache-password-protect.php on line 715

    Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in /home/xxx/public_html/wp-content/plugins/askapache-password-protect/askapache-password-protect.php on line 715

    Warning: fopen(/home/xxx/public_html/.htpasswda1) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/xxx/public_html/wp-content/plugins/askapache-password-protect/askapache-password-protect.php on line 717

    Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/xxx/public_html/wp-content/plugins/askapache-password-

    [ FAILED ] Create image test file

    [ FAILED ] Create 401 test file

    Warning: fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/xxx/public_html/wp-content/plugins/askapache-password-protect/askapache-password-protect.php on line 740

    Warning: fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/xxx/public_html/wp-content/plugins/askapache-password-protect/askapache-password-protect.php on line 741

    [ FAILED ] mod_security capability detection

    etc

  6. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Those are errors after activating the plugin, when it does the initial tests, right? I don't get these errors myself. Perhaps it's a CHMOD thing, since the plugin is going to edit the htaccess file in the root, create one in the admin folder, etc. Hopefully mr. AskApache will be reading along soon...

  7. seoegghead
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You might be interested in this --

    http://www.seoegghead.com/software/wordpress-firewall.seo

    We wrote it for ourselves and released it. Still a bit beta, but it works. I don't claim it will get everything, but will stop most obvious published attacks, might save you from a bad plugin, and buy you some time before upgrading.

    Regards,
    Jaimie.

  8. Mark
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The firewall looks interesting - I'll definitely check into that, I hadn't heard of it before now. Check this out too though:
    Maximum Security for WordPress - it helps keep WordPress secure by blocking SQL injection, XSS attacks, locking down user accounts, removing sensitive info from a site, also includes firewall and intrusion prevention system, and a lot more.

  9. askapache
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes Gangleri the issue is from file permissions. The new update (coming soon) should fix it.. I wrote about the hold up in detail here if your interested.

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