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  • Resolved Bing

    (@elten)


    hi,I found some people visiting http://abc.com/?_wfsf=detectProxy. What is this address? Will it expose important information? Thank u very much

    Ps: I am a Chinese user, if you can not read, I attach the Chinese, if you have time, you can translate the Chinese. Thank you.

    我发现有一些人在访问 http://abc.com/?_wfsf=detectProxy . 目前它显示为 0 ,这是什么地址?它会暴露重要信息吗?非常感谢回复。

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  • Thread Starter Bing

    (@elten)

    http://www.examples.com/?_wfsf=detectProxy Is it safe?

    ?_wfsf=detectProxy Can i hide it?

    wfalaa

    (@wfalaa)

    Hi,
    That should be a POST request initialized by the scan when checking for “the most secure way to get IPs”, although it will not expose any infromation about your site, it’s not normal to see these requests in the “Live Traffic” I assume? or did you see these requests in the server access log?

    Thanks.

    Thread Starter Bing

    (@elten)

    @wfalaa

    Yes, in my access log, every day someone will scan http://www.examples.com/?_wfsf=detectProxy this address, I feel it is not normal browsing. I do not know what these people are scanning for it? I just guess if it will have some security problems. thank you very much.

    wfalaa

    (@wfalaa)

    If it’s something like this:
    [IP] - [DATE & TIME] "POST /?_wfsf=detectProxy HTTP/1.1" 200 282 "-" "USERAGENT"
    Then that’s totally fine, it’s the scan checking for “the most secure way to get IPs”, it will be a little bit strange if it’s a GET request instead of POST, unless you can share some more details about this entry?

    Thanks.

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