Wordfence Security
[resolved] Humans vs. bots (2 posts)

  1. Michael King
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm working on fine tuning Wordfence to mitigate the on-going map-attacks, one aspect of that for me is to adjust the Firewall Rules is to tweak the requests per minute for crawlers vs. humans. Seems to be helping, BTW. What I'm wondering is how Wordfence determines a human behind the keyboard vs. a bot of some sort. Ideally I'd like to set these so there are no 'false positives' to lock out humans and I'm not at about 1 lock-out per day.

    Love this plugin BTW. Thanks!


  2. Wordfence
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    We include a snippet of Javascript code in your page source when you have Live Traffic enabled. Search your source for "logHumans" without quotes and you'll find it. If that JS executes, we consider the visit a human visit and update the DB record.



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