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Security Error (4 posts)

  1. pptouring
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello All,

    I just started getting this strange error when trying to update a status in our blog.

    The page you are trying to access is restricted due to a security rule.

    If you believe the security rule is affecting the normal operation of your website,
    you can disable it by adding the following lines to your .htaccess file:

    <IfModule mod_security.c>
    # Turn the filtering engine On or Off
    SecFilterEngine Off

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you

  2. damian.smith
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Any plugins?

  3. pptouring
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sure but they've been there for a couple years now and this just started. I did just recently change themes, but I doubt this had any impact on my root files. For troubleshooting, I went ahead and added the above code in my .htaccess file and was able to update the status of a comment, but then I commented it out until I do some more research to make sure I am not setting myself up for a security breach. If anyone has any thoughts about modifying the .htaccess file, I'd like to hear them.

    thank you

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The message you are setting is not coming from WordPress but from your hosts. I can only imagine that they have recently re-configured the security on your server. If in doubt, ask them about it.

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