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How can I check if Cloudflare is active on my website and enable abuse content protection?

I need to verify whether Cloudflare is enabled on my website, example.com. If it is enabled, I also want to know how to enable abuse content protection on Cloudflare. I've tried using various methods ...
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Cloudflare WAF Rule not working properly to block access to pages from specific countries

I have setup cloudflare to block access to WordPress back-end with following WAF rule. It somehow lets me access back-end from other countries other than countries other than Germany and UK. It was ...
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Blocking "malicious" VPN access

I run a small website that averages about 500 hits a day. About once a month I have a day where I see a spike of 5,000 in GA4. When looking closer, the traffic would appear to be a bot using a VPN ...
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How to hide my username from the URL? [closed]

At my WordPress site, on every post (and comment) my DISPLAY NAME (author's name) appears, and it is fine. If a reader clicks that name then it shows the author page (blog page) with all the posts by ...
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Problem to detect security script like X-Frame through .htaccess file in WordPress and how to trace and find the problem?

I transferred my WordPress website from a hosting company to a virtual machine. I want to add some security scripts like X-Frame, CSP, and HSTS. Before that, I edited the .htaccess file from the ...
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Website spoofing our site under different domain. How do I block it?

I've been trying to stop another domain operator from spoofing one of my client's websites and can't figure out how to do it. Our site is https://autism-products.com and the site spoofing us is https:/...
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"Deceptive site ahead" issue with my Laravel app

I developed a Laravel app using Laravel. After deployment, every time I try to access the app, it says "Deceptive site ahead". I tried searching for fixes and doing almost everything that I ...
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Antivirus software flags website with "Caution: This site may contain content that could affect your online security" in Google Search results

I'm a web developer. A local installation of the WebRoot antivirus software is flagging my client's construction website with the warning "Caution: This site may contain content that could affect ...
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Using dynamic content in Wordpress by decoding and using a JWT passed on the URL, without logging in any user

I have a Wordpress and I don't want to create users for the next functionality: I need a page that has this behaviour: URL1 = https://my-site.example.com/some-page/ => Renders some public content ...
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Will Website Security tests (Security Penetration) hurt my WordPress page? [closed]

I have a WP page. I did a security checkup through the usual website auditing tools. I'd like to use a tool specialized for Security checks. Will it hurt my website somehow? What would you recommend, ...
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Why the facebook pixel tests well in Chrome but not in Firefox?

I've a website with a facebook pixel via Tag Manager. I fire a "page view" FB event triggered on the "page view" tag manager event. In chrome I then open the pixel tester on Chrome ...
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What is the real risk in not using an SSL certificate?

Note, I'm not asking whether or not I should use an SSL certificate, as I will always use one when possible. Better safe than sorry, but now I'm working on a group chat using a PHP web socket and ...
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Cloudflare WAF rule for blocking a path except from two countries instead block all traffic to the site

I want Cloudflare WAF to restrict admin section of WordPress site/wp-admin/ and allow access to WP admin section from only two countries India & UAE. For some reason it block traffic from all ...
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I change everything but again Instagram knows it's me [closed]

I change my device, my public dynamic IP address, account, username, password, email, browser, app, cookies and everything and again Instagram knows it's me, and my question was do you know that can ...
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Unwanted ads so on websites seems to be ad malware

Google popup Ads randomly show on two of our websites which are hosted with same hosting provider and possible on same server as its shared hosting. We dont use and kind of ads on our websites Ads ...
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Security headers set in .htaccess not taking effect on WordPress site with Cloudflare

We have a site on WPEngine that uses WP Rocket cache and Cloudflare where I have added security header directives in the .htaccess file, <IfModule mod_headers.c> # X-XSS-Protection ...
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Rules in .htaccess only if the requested URL is /wp-admin

I want these lines from my .htaccess to execute only if the URL is not /wp-admin: Header add Content-Security-Policy "default-src 'self';" Header add Content-Security-Policy "script-src ...
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Avoiding Microsoft Edge "isn't commonly downloaded" warning

I have shifted software downloads for our customers to download from our domain instead of Dropbox. Now Microsoft Edge raises the "isn't commonly downloaded" warning. I had this on Chrome ...
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How to correct company website classification at the database level from companies like Sophos

A Corporate client using web blocker such as Sophos cannot access our company website. Blocker comes back and indicates our site is "Sex Education" however it is mental health education. I ...
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Malicious activity on website using site's search bar

It started with a few but now the number has increased to more than a hundred. I am seeing strange urls getting hit as errors in my Google search console, not sure how is this being done but someone ...
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Can I replace rua entry with ruf in DMARC record?

I currently have a DMARC record set up like this: v=DMARC1; p=none; fo=1; rua=mailto:[email protected] but I am receiving a lot of reports everyday. I would like to only receive failure reports (...
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Is single-word form submission a known attack?

I have one website that is consistently getting weird form submissions. It's a contact form that captures name, email, subject, and message. Five to ten times per day it gets a submission where all ...
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.htaccess security headers for IONOS

I need to implement security headers for a website hosted by IONOS. I've used the following code, which works on sites hosted elsewhere, but not here. <IfModule mod_headers.c> Header set ...
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As a Webmaster, how are you handling the response to the war in Ukraine in regards to managing your site(s)?

This is a community wiki intended for our users to be able to share ideas as to how Webmasters are managing the response to the war in Ukraine for their site(s). There are no right or wrong answers, ...
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Do I need a wildcard SSL certificate to secure my website and email subdomains through cPanel?

I have a website and emails through the same hosting provider which I manage through cpanel. At the moment I am using zeroSSL to secure my website (www.example.com), however, this does not support my ...
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'[0] appended to multiple URL parameters, is something scanning for vulnerabilities?

I use a WAF that monitors suspicious query string and form POST values. Typical script-kiddie stuff like common SQL injection strings, etc. Over the last several months I've noticed a dramatic uptick ...
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My website has been cloned without authorization. What can I do?

I have the following problem: I operate an online service and about 2 months ago a Copy Cat clone appeared under a strange domain unknown to me. My portal is simply mirrored/redirected to another ...
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Limiting what affiliate's Google Tag Manager can inject into my site

I am managing a website where we sell products. We have an affiliate program. I want to facilitate the affiliates the tracking for them to optimize the campaigns. Currently we display a different ...
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Spike in Traffic from "Facebot Twitterbot" user agent

My website, which typically has very low volume, suddenly received a huge spike in traffic all from the same user agent. We were receiving about 3 requests per second for a sustained period of about ...
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How are credentials stored and encrypted in Nexus Repository Manager OSS 2.14?

How does Nexus Repository Manager OSS 2.14 store and encrypt it's user credentials? I couldn’t finy anything in the documentation, knowledge base nor on the web on how credentials (local users) are ...
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Should rel="noopener" be set on links to external sites even if I own the site?

We've had a policy to always set rel="noopener" for all external links. However is that necessary if the external link is to a site in our own control? Let's say we own both coffee.example....
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Recording / Logging CSP Violations

I am in the process of implementing a CSP policy for a variety of domains and am looking for a method to record/log browser CSP violations encountered by any end user. I want to make sure I don't miss ...
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Restricting access to a website without using sessions or IP whitelisting? [duplicate]

I want to restrict access to a private website that needs to be accessible to multiple people. In the event the website has public and private areas, a login to a user session is the usual solution. ...
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Hosting web site with onion share [closed]

So, i don't use any kind of social media and i decided to make my web site instead of that. This idea is inspired by guy named Luke Smith from youtube and i want to make it to look smiliar to this: ...
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Is there a reason not to use HTTPS? [closed]

Edit: this question is more complete than mine. I sometimes login to a website that provides both HTTP and HTTPS, even for the login page. Although I use HTTPS to encrypt my credentials, it would be ...
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Is there any way I can defend against automated file download bots?

My company offers a very specifically tailored Android application to supplement our other software. Since users must have an account in our other software in order to use the Android application, is ...
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Is it possible for a hacker to point another domain at my domain?

Recently when I search my website on google, I find that another domain's description is identical to my domain. I'm terrified and try to understand the security breaches of my website as much as ...
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How to securely share a link to a video on my server

I've created a web system for daycares on which the educators can upload videos of the kids, and then share those videos with the parents. Currently the way I'm doing this is very simple. My system ...
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Making a domain more trustworthy to corporate networks so that it won't be blocked by their filters

I developed a web app for a customer which is made in basic PHP/MySQL, pretty normal site, lighter than WordPress, and when my customer went to his client to sell the app the domain was blocked by the ...
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Gratis email boxes filter my contact form emails ; local email box doesn't ; but what if I want a domain registrar email box? [closed]

My domain registrar and my hosting provider are not the same company. On my shared hosting environment with CentOS, Bash, Apache, PHP and MySQL I host an all core MediaWiki website with a CMS-agnostic ...
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What steps should you take to harden your website against censorship? [closed]

I am thinking about making a website for conservative crowdsourcing. Since AWS has shown they will ban customers, who spent who knows how much time building a platform on their infrastructure, I am ...
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Hosting SQL on localhost or remote server?

Years ago I was advised to use two servers for hosting a basic Linux webserver, that it's best to have SQL hosted separately from NGINX or Apache. Personally I prefer MariaDB over MySQL, but I don't ...
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How does Google Chrome determine a safe and unsafe website?

Google chrome has a way of determining safe and unsafe websites. When it does find an unsafe one, it says that your connection isn't private and that attackers could be on the same website. However, ...
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Chrome incorrectly marking our domain without a hyphen as deceptive when we own and use both versions

Chrome has a fairly new "lookalike URL" or "typo squatting" detection feature. The aim is to warn users if they are accidentally going to the wrong URL. We own two sites (made up ...
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Can cursor based pagination be used for SEO?

We have a category page which may contain hundreds of thousands of posts. We want to paginate these results using cursor based pagination. The base page may look like: www.example.com/topic/category ...
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How should I handle the problem of people entering others' e-mail addresses without annoying them with "verification" e-mails?

I have forms on my in-development website which require the person to enter an e-mail address. I don't want to have to send them a "verification" e-mail with a URL containing a code, or ...
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`noopener`/`noreferrer` - What do you "really" need to use nowadays? [Discussion] [closed]

Add rel="noopener" to outgoing links with target="_blank" for security and better performance. But is this enough nowadays? There are already a good number of pages and articles ...
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Cross origin resource policy violation for JS file when setting COEP, COOP and CORP headers

What is the best way to deal with the new security headers? Cross-Origin-Embedder-Policy (COEP) https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Headers/Cross-Origin-Embedder-Policy Cross-Origin-...
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How can I find and remove WordPress malware resulting in URLs with this styling: / top:0; left:-9999px

I'm breaking my head for 2 days with this one, and would appreciate some extra thoughts. These links are found in wp-content/cache/wp-rocket .html files only, while they are not present on the actual ...
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Why this image is so large despite small dimension [closed]

I have any image which is 760x400 in dimension but it about 7MB in size. it comes out clean on VirustTotal.com and even Image Meta doesnt show anything unusual other than lots of text info. Since i ...
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