Odd google searches for WP1.5.1.1 (6 posts)

  1. phiali
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Hi guys,

    I've just had some searches come to my site via the following google search strings:

    intext: \/wordpress \/
    inurl:"wordpress" intext:"powered by wordpress"

    Does this mean that someone might be looking for sites to hack? I've gone and upgraded to by replacing the wordpress/wp-includes/template-functions-category.php as was suggested in some other posts.

    But I'm still a little worried - am I being too paranoid here?

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 11 years ago #

    Considering the sort of kiddies that are out there... (you can never be too paranoid when it comes to protecting your site).

  3. phiali
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Okay checking my logs for my site found this:


    Http Code: 412
    Date: Jun 23 07:53:54
    Http Version: HTTP/1.0
    Size in Bytes: 2861
    Referer: -
    Agent: lwp-trivial/1.38

    I take it this is the SQL injection attack that people have been speaking about?

    Thankfully my site just throws up a "not found" message....

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 11 years ago #

    No - that's much more likely to be a spambot or similar.

    Install that plugin - download, unzip, upload, activate, forget

  5. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Yeah, wp-trivial is a rogue waste of bandwidth. If you can, add the following to your .htaccess file:

    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent wp-trivial spammer=yes

    Order allow,deny
    allow from all
    deny from env=spammer

    More info:



    And, of course, get Bad Behavior (as Podz mentioned above).

  6. phiali
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Yip have had Bad Behavior up and running for about a week now. It's helped a load with spam (combined with SK2) and looks like it has reduced my bandwidth usage as well.

    Will implement the .htaccess stuff now.


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