I wonder if it would be possible, and of course beneficial, to add an option to automatically block IP numbers based on the URL they try to access. I get a lot of hits to get to:
sometimes even in nonexistent folders like:
They are checking to see if a known vulnerability exists on the site. I believe these are known weak points, albeit a little old. But quite a nuisance to have a large number of hits with no results (that is a good thing!)
I discovered purely by accident the other day there were over 1,200 hits from a particular IP number with a URL similar to the ones above and manually blocked it. Even after blocking it, it continued hitting so I blocked the IP at CloudFlare.com.
I wish there was an option where we could indicate a particular URL, or several of them, that would trigger an automatic block of the IP number. It would eliminate unnecessary load on the sites and possibly reduce the risk on our sites.
What says WordFence?