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    Why do I see attempts to get in to readme files in my log (Wordfence log)?

    For example somebody tried to enter /wp-content/plugins/miwoftp/readme.txt or wp-content/plugins/wysija-newsletters/readme.txt.

    I do not have either installed, but be interested to know why. Is this an attempt to hack or look for vulnerabilities? And can one just acces a sites read me files via an URL?

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  • Hackers may try to access those files to see if you have that plugin installed on your site. There’s probably a vulnerability in those plugins that they want to exploit.

    figured something like it. thanks for the heads-up though.

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