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  • Resolved nanny7


    Hi all the backlinks seem to be things like this:

    what is going on??? they all show as 404 yet in 404 log there is nothing. How to turn this off if it is showing the same things over and over in the log file.

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  • Plugin Contributor Lars Koudal


    Hello nanny7

    These are requests that are coming from some external source – looks like a malicious script that is testing for different common filenames.

    Any backlinks that show up are because a browser / script made a visit to your site.

    I will make a fix for next release so internal backlinks are not showing up, but the reason why is simply because someone tried to visit that URL – most likely looking for a database dump (which would contain login information) or any other way in.

    Plugin Contributor Lars Koudal


    Hi nanny7

    You will be pleased to know that we have just added a feature to the plugin where you can filter out URLs from showing up in the list of 404 errors if they match anything you enter in the settings.

    Added to version 3.5.27

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