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When trying to defeat them, one thing I'd keep in mind is that their purpose is usually to post links to as many websites as possible for the black-hat SEO benefit. They care about the amount of sites they gain access to, and not your site specifically. Someone just wanting to spam just your site alone could simply sign up without using a robot. As such, ...


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You will find abusive bots in your log files if you have a website of any age. For some, it is a huge problem, while some sites experience less abuse. You have an excellent idea about being able to edit the log file. Perhaps there should be a tool. Unless you are able to write code, it is not really practical to edit the log file to remove entries and there ...


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You can block them by ip in Piwik... To exclude all traffic from a given IP or IP range, log in Piwik as the Super User. Click on Settings > Websites. Below the list of websites, you will find the option to specify “Global list of Excluded IPs”. You can define a given IP address, or IP ranges (132.4.3.* or 143.2.. for example) to be excluded from ...


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The CBL blacklist is not an e-mail blacklist per se. It is used to indicate that a system is compromised, however, I fault the methodologies of how systems are detected and placed onto this blacklist. All that is required is legitimate functioning and a single access to the wrong place. How this works is often really simple. Any IP/port access to a known ...


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I have the same problem, so I wrote a custom 404 page that parses the requested URL, then based on patterns I choose (from my log files), either displays the standard 404 page, or adds their IP address to a file that's checked before any of my pages are displayed. The very next time they try to access ANY page in my site they're just redirected back to ...


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Its a bad business move, and you could still sue them. If you reply to that email and they don't honor your request to be removed, and keep emailing you, then they are in dangerous waters. The danger is that they are continuing to contact you after you requested removal. It will be hard for them to prove that you didn't try to call that number and the ...


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This is unlikely to be "visitors" (real people) but is likely to be automated software testing for vulnerabilities in the software run by your website. I've seen these types of requests for years. The most common for my servers is requests for WordPress administration pages and Microsoft FrontPage extensions. If you are not running the software, these ...


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There is likely nothing you have done. Welcome to the world of hackers. This is something I research. There are many software packages designed to landscape and hack websites. The access for admin, wordpress, and so on are at the very least landscaping attempts to figure out what systems you are using and what vulnerabilities exist for your site. Some ...


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Unfortunately general website security is too broad for this "Pro Webmasters Stackexchange" format. How you handle this depends entirely on the size of your company and what you're trying to secure. If its a simple website without confidential data, just ignore them and make sure any control panels are hard to find / ip restricted. Example: Change the ...



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