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BBQ: Block Bad Queries
[resolved] Front and Back Door Attack? (5 posts)

  1. Robert Eichhorn
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    How is a request/query processed if entry to a WP site is blocked by a password? If this type of attack is a back door attack, what back door is used and is this type of attack likely to succeed?

    Robert

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  2. Jeff Starr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Not understanding the question and how it relates to the plugin exactly.. could you please elaborate/clarify? Thank you.

  3. Robert Eichhorn
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Jeff - If a WP site is protected by a password, then how will a bad query be a security risk? If the front door is locked by a password, then how would a successful attack enter thru a back door?

    Robert

  4. Jeff Starr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    If the entire site is protected by a password, then bad queries should bounce off the wall and nothing to worry about.. but if only the login screen (for example) is password protected, then malicious requests could exploit vulnerabilities elsewhere (e.g., through a non-protected file/script).

  5. Robert Eichhorn
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Jeff - I thought a back door attack was probably a greater security risk. A non-protected file/script helps me identify the security risk. Thanks.

    Robert

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