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I THINK I HAVE A SOLUTION FOR 90% OF ALL SITES BEING ATTACKED (34 posts)

  1. HairyPotter
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ah, just to complement...
    like in war, obscurity is not security, I agree.
    Obscurity is camouflage!

  2. Going back to your original point, you say your site was "attacked". Are you talking about spam comments, or was the attacker actually able to make posts?

  3. HairyPotter
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The attacker was able to make posts. Thousands! In fact, posts and comments. I had to rename the php files in order to stop him. That was the only way to stop him. Nothing appeared to stop him. He posted with total easy. He used some sort of script to run specific files of WP installation, in order to post.

    I am the only one allowed to post. Nobody have neither authorization or even logins/passwords, just me and I never disclosered to anyone.

    amazing!

  4. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't believe this is being suggested as the ONLY method in helping tighten up a site.

    It is true, that obscurity is not an answer to security.

    However, it is part of an overall security plan.

    By simply having the current hard coded directories as a variable, then defining them in the config file, it at least allows someone the option of renaming them to something else.

    It isn't a cure, or something that couldn't be figured out, but the case with most people looking to 'harm' a site are looking for an easy target. If they can hit 10 easy targets, or 1 or 2 more difficult ones, they always go the route where they stand to gain the most exposure and return on their time.

    Like I said, it's one option in a list. Part of an overall plan.
    Nothing is fool proof, there is always a hole somewhere. I don't care who you are, there is always something.

    It comes down to making a hard target. And if you can even prevent 80% of your problems now, you're still a lot farther along than you were.

    So is it a complete answer? No.

    It's just another tool to use in the overall plan.

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