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    Periodically the following WordFence related error is showing in the debug log of our sites

    [20-Sep-2017 13:40:01 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10’ at line 2 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action = ‘blocked:waf’ AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, wordfence::processAttackData
    [20-Sep-2017 13:40:01 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    LIMIT 1505778330’ at line 3 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action in (‘blocked:waf’, ‘learned:waf’, ‘logged:waf’, ‘blocked:waf-always’)
    AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    LIMIT 1505778330 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, wordfence::processAttackData


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    We have a point release, version 6.3.19, ready this morning.

    • Emergency Fix: Updated wpdb::prepare calls using %.6f since it is no longer supported.

    Please update when you can.

    Thanks!

    Tim


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    The firewall on this site says “Basic WordPress Protection” instead of “Extended” and has a notification “… take a moment to optimize the Wordfence Web Application Firewall”

    and on that page it says:

    If you don’t recognize this file, please contact us on the WordPress support forums before proceeding.

    /home/…/WP-LC/wp-lc.php

    This file is a captcha added by the web host upon login.

    How do I proceed to get extended protection?

    Thanks for all you do
    (WF blog posts have been awesome lately…)


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    I installed Wordfence plugin and then I deleted it. I tried to reinstall it, but it fails, saying destination folder already exists. Please help me reinstall Wordfence and access the dashboard for this plugin.


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    I’m seeing some errors in my PHP log that point to an incompatiblity with your version of
    geoip_country_code_by_name() versus the official version from the geoip PHP extension: http://php.net/manual/en/function.geoip-country-code-by-name.php

    
    PHP Warning:  Missing argument 2 for geoip_country_code_by_name(), called in /wp-content/plugins/edd-vat/includes/actions.php on line 532 and defined in /wp-content/plugins/wordfence/lib/wfGeoIP.php on line 448
    

    It seems that both Wordfence and this other plugin (edd-vat) check for the existence of this function and create it when not present. However, your implementation differs from the official function (here) in that it takes completely different arguments, so when this other plugin calls this function and then uses yours, things go haywire.

    I could enable the geoip extension to prevent either plugins from (re)creating this function, but I’m not sure if this will break anything in your plugin because your syntax will still be different to the official syntax…

    How should I best proceed?
    Ewout


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    Hi

    I’m not 100% sure if its wordfence causing this but I’m having problems with several plugins with saving the changes.

    Ive noticed this only after having wordfence installed and it asking for a file to be whitefenced (cant remember what it actualy said) or whitelisted which then worked for changing my divi theme. But Im not having this question asked with other plugins and changes I goto save arent being saved,


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    I am a paying customer on 2 other sites, and just starting on this one. Perhaps I need to pay to get this service, if so, let me know, and I’ll but the 3rd.

    Currently, I have 3 UN’s that I consider not legal to login with,

    admin
    administrator
    returnflightonwardtravel (name of site)

    ironically, now, I get 100’s of email FAILED LOGIN attempt emails notifications from Succuri every day.

    it’s constantly these 3, and they always come in 2x, so, for example, it will be an attempt for ADMIN, at XX.XX.XX.XX and it’s 2x, from that IP address. This has been going on for a few weeks now, I thought it would slow down as I get the addressed built up.

    It seems like there are some addresses being blocked, but, not from these 3 UN’s. which are my biggest headache

    Is it possible that some of my permissions are not set properly?

    I’ve checked the Diagnostics page on WF, and all seems in the green.


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    Since yesterday, I get in my error.log file the errors listed below:

    [20-Sep-2017 11:01:45 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10’ at line 2 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action = ‘blocked:waf’ AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData
    [20-Sep-2017 11:01:45 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410’ at line 3 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action in (‘blocked:waf’, ‘learned:waf’, ‘logged:waf’, ‘blocked:waf-always’)
    AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData
    [20-Sep-2017 12:51:47 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10’ at line 2 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action = ‘blocked:waf’ AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData
    [20-Sep-2017 12:51:47 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410’ at line 3 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action in (‘blocked:waf’, ‘learned:waf’, ‘logged:waf’, ‘blocked:waf-always’)
    AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData
    [20-Sep-2017 18:58:05 UTC] wpmem_shortcode() is deprecated as of WP-Members 3.1.2. The [wp-members] shortcode tag should be replaced. See replacement shortcodes: http://rkt.bz/logsc post ID: 34 page url: http://www.mgteurope.com/sign-up/
    [20-Sep-2017 21:59:48 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%1$s )’ at line 3 for query
    SELECT internal_link_count, incoming_link_count, object_id
    FROM wp_yoast_seo_meta
    WHERE object_id IN ( %1$s ) made by WP_List_Table->display, WP_List_Table->display_tablenav, WP_Posts_List_Table->extra_tablenav, do_action(‘manage_posts_extra_tablenav’), WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, WPSEO_Link_Columns->count_objects, WPSEO_Link_Columns->set_count_objects, WPSEO_Link_Column_Count->set, WPSEO_Link_Column_Count->get_results
    [20-Sep-2017 22:00:12 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id’ at line 2 for query
    SELECT COUNT( id ) AS incoming, target_post_id AS post_id
    FROM %2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id made by edit_post, wp_update_post, wp_insert_post, do_action(‘save_post’), WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, WPSEO_Link_Watcher->save_post, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->process, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->update_incoming_links, WPSEO_Meta_Storage->update_incoming_link_count
    [20-Sep-2017 22:01:40 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id’ at line 2 for query
    SELECT COUNT( id ) AS incoming, target_post_id AS post_id
    FROM %2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id made by edit_post, wp_update_post, wp_insert_post, do_action(‘save_post’), WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, WPSEO_Link_Watcher->save_post, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->process, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->update_incoming_links, WPSEO_Meta_Storage->update_incoming_link_count
    [20-Sep-2017 22:02:00 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id’ at line 2 for query
    SELECT COUNT( id ) AS incoming, target_post_id AS post_id
    FROM %2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id made by edit_post, wp_update_post, wp_insert_post, do_action(‘save_post’), WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, WPSEO_Link_Watcher->save_post, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->process, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->update_incoming_links, WPSEO_Meta_Storage->update_incoming_link_count
    [20-Sep-2017 22:02:11 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id’ at line 2 for query
    SELECT COUNT( id ) AS incoming, target_post_id AS post_id
    FROM %2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id made by edit_post, wp_update_post, wp_insert_post, do_action(‘save_post’), WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, WPSEO_Link_Watcher->save_post, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->process, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->update_incoming_links, WPSEO_Meta_Storage->update_incoming_link_count
    [20-Sep-2017 22:04:07 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id’ at line 2 for query
    SELECT COUNT( id ) AS incoming, target_post_id AS post_id
    FROM %2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id made by edit_post, wp_update_post, wp_insert_post, do_action(‘save_post’), WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, WPSEO_Link_Watcher->save_post, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->process, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->update_incoming_links, WPSEO_Meta_Storage->update_incoming_link_count
    [21-Sep-2017 01:29:11 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10’ at line 2 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action = ‘blocked:waf’ AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData
    [21-Sep-2017 01:29:11 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410’ at line 3 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action in (‘blocked:waf’, ‘learned:waf’, ‘logged:waf’, ‘blocked:waf-always’)
    AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData
    [21-Sep-2017 03:11:44 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10’ at line 2 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action = ‘blocked:waf’ AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData
    [21-Sep-2017 03:11:44 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410’ at line 3 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action in (‘blocked:waf’, ‘learned:waf’, ‘logged:waf’, ‘blocked:waf-always’)
    AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData
    [21-Sep-2017 10:44:50 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%1$s )’ at line 3 for query
    SELECT internal_link_count, incoming_link_count, object_id
    FROM wp_yoast_seo_meta
    WHERE object_id IN ( %1$s ) made by WP_List_Table->display, WP_List_Table->display_tablenav, WP_Posts_List_Table->extra_tablenav, do_action(‘manage_posts_extra_tablenav’), WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, WPSEO_Link_Columns->count_objects, WPSEO_Link_Columns->set_count_objects, WPSEO_Link_Column_Count->set, WPSEO_Link_Column_Count->get_results
    [21-Sep-2017 10:45:28 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id’ at line 2 for query
    SELECT COUNT( id ) AS incoming, target_post_id AS post_id
    FROM %2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id made by edit_post, wp_update_post, wp_insert_post, do_action(‘save_post’), WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, WPSEO_Link_Watcher->save_post, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->process, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->update_incoming_links, WPSEO_Meta_Storage->update_incoming_link_count
    [21-Sep-2017 10:55:31 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id’ at line 2 for query
    SELECT COUNT( id ) AS incoming, target_post_id AS post_id
    FROM %2$s
    WHERE target_post_id IN( %3$s )
    GROUP BY target_post_id made by edit_post, wp_update_post, wp_insert_post, do_action(‘save_post’), WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, WPSEO_Link_Watcher->save_post, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->process, WPSEO_Link_Content_Processor->update_incoming_links, WPSEO_Meta_Storage->update_incoming_link_count
    [21-Sep-2017 11:47:11 UTC] PHP Warning: Error while sending QUERY packet. PID=844293 in /home/admin58/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1887
    [21-Sep-2017 13:53:14 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10’ at line 2 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action = ‘blocked:waf’ AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData
    [21-Sep-2017 13:53:14 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410’ at line 3 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action in (‘blocked:waf’, ‘learned:waf’, ‘logged:waf’, ‘blocked:waf-always’)
    AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData
    [21-Sep-2017 13:59:58 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10’ at line 2 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action = ‘blocked:waf’ AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData
    [21-Sep-2017 13:59:58 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410’ at line 3 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action in (‘blocked:waf’, ‘learned:waf’, ‘logged:waf’, ‘blocked:waf-always’)
    AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData
    [21-Sep-2017 14:06:17 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10’ at line 2 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action = ‘blocked:waf’ AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    ORDER BY attackLogTime DESC
    LIMIT 10 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData
    [21-Sep-2017 14:06:17 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘%.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410’ at line 3 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_wfHits
    WHERE action in (‘blocked:waf’, ‘learned:waf’, ‘logged:waf’, ‘blocked:waf-always’)
    AND attackLogTime > %.6f
    LIMIT 1505692410 made by do_action_ref_array, WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, call_user_func_array, wordfence::processAttackData

    can you please advice, thanks


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    Hello!

    This is my first time contacting WordFence support.

    I tried to get assistance from a theme’s support team and when they tried to access my website via VPN they got the following message:


    An error occurred.
    Sorry, the page you are looking for is currently unavailable nginx wordpress
    Please try again later.

    If you are the system administrator of this resource then you should check the error log for details.

    Faithfully yours, nginx

    Important info:
    My website is located on shared server on VodaHost.
    Server type: PHP LiteSpeed.

    The site they tried to access is actually my testing environment located under the same domain (same root domain, but under its addon domain).
    I created the testing environment by copying all the files from the prod site and making changes: wp-config.php, db site names, and that it.
    The testing site works great except to this issue.

    Now, I want to understand a few things:
    1- Why does it happen to them?
    2- What is nginx in short?
    3- Where can I locate the error log?
    4- Did I do something wrong when copying the prod site (maybe forgetting to do some changes to .htaccess because I did not touch it at all)?

    Thank you in advance.
    Yossi


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    Using Event Espresso Plugin and IOS mobile app to access events, registrations, and to check people in at events.

    Wordfence blocks the app’s attempts to login.

    I’ve whitelisted the IP address the phone is using, but it changes, so that’s useless.

    I’ve tried to whitelist the URL it is trying to go to but, to no avail.

    Everything seems to be working as designed. Just have no clue on how to whitelist or “allow” the app on my phone to login.

    Thank you!
    HP


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    My server is running Apache 2.4.27 on Slackware 14.2-current with all of the latest patches. It is running multiple sites using SNI, with sites having their own SSL certificates. Only one site has WordPress and all WordPress themes and plugins are current. Wordfence is configured not to check themes or plugins against the wordpress.org repository. I updated to WordFence 6.3.19 and I see that scans now stop with the following error:

    unserialize(): Error at offset 0 of 876299 bytes (8) File: /srv/www.*******.org/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/lib/wfConfig.php Line: 508
    Scan can't continue - stored data not found after a fork. Got type: boolean

    Yesterday I did do some server hardening, specifically the handling of SSL allowed protocols and ciphers. (Server is forced to TLS v1.2 and SSLCipherSuite EECDH+AESGCM:EDH+AESGCM:AES256+EECDH:AES256+EDH) Unfortunately, I don’t know when the error started, with the Wordfence update or the configuration change.

    Any ideas? I can provide more info if necessary.
    Thanks for an awesome plugin!


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  • 09/22/17--05:31: Change logs location
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    Is it possible to write the logs not to the database, but to an external file?
    The plugins writes gazillions of entries on the WordFence tables and this drastically affects the site performance.

    Any chance of changing the logs from the database to a file? If yes then how do I do that?

    • This topic was modified 2 hours, 53 minutes ago by hilar47.

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    Hello,

    I have this message on a few sites under Web Application Firewall inside of Wordfence. I have uninstalled Wordfence and reinstalled with the same result. Other sites on the same server don’t have this message. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Kevin

    You are currently running the Wordfence Web Application Firewall from another WordPress installation. Please click here to configure the Firewall to run correctly on this site.


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    Hello,

    I have noticed a brute force attack on wp-login.php (high load > access.log) and so I have installed Wordfence plugin. Attackers ip was not blocked by WF after many unsuccessful login attempts. This looked to me, that brute force protection isn’t working.

    I did also use WPScan to make aggressive brute force atatck on my site:

    ruby wpscan.rb –url domain –wordlist 10_million_password_list_top_1000000.txt –username test

    After 15 min and 5259 / 1000000 failed logins, ip still wasn’t blocked by WF. Username “test” was added to “Immediately block the IP of users who try to sign in as these usernames” list. When using “test” username in brute force attack, ip still wasn’t blocked.

    After this I did few manual login attempts over wp-login.php form. When using username “test” my ip was blocked immediately. Also when tried to login with wrong password 3 times as another user.

    So… my conclusion is that brute force protection works with manual logins using form, but not with direct POST HTTP requests on wp-login.php. Of course there should be no difference. Am I missing something here?

    Kind Regards, Jure.


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  • 09/22/17--17:07: block 198.50.159.82 ?
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    I noticed that this IP 198.50.159.82 visits and clicks on just about every post on my website when I publish. A few google searches suggests its a host in Canada with some spam reports.

    It stood out like a sore thumb because I can see the traffic coming through vs other IPs.

    I’m trying to figure out if I should be blocking them but I don’t really know if a) this is a google bot (it’s not in the ranges listed here)
    b) if its anything important
    c) any danger of blocking it if I don’t really know who it is

    Any advice?