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WordPress Firewall & Recaptcha

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  • #1233
    Joly MacFie
    Participant

    I installed, at Steve’s suggestion, WordPress Firewall and it seems to do a good job of rejecting SQL injection exploits.

    Recently I’ve had a couple of recaptcha related incidents, where it says “offending parameter is recaptcha_challenge_field =(long string)”.

    Since the IP addresses are in China, I’m sure these are spam link comments, but I wonder exactly what is going on, and, since I rarely if ever get legit comments – if the combo of wordpress firewall and recaptcha is preventing same.

    Anyone else using same combo care to comment?.

    #2056
    Steve
    Keymaster

    Joly– Not sure what Steve you’re referring to, but I never suggested WP Firewall. 😉

    Two questions:
    1) How do you know someone is trying SQL exploits?
    2) If you don’t get any comments, why not just turn them off?

    #2057
    Joly MacFie
    Participant

    I’m sure it was you I heard mention it at a meetup. I”ll have to check the videotape!

    Answers

    1) because WP Firewall tells you when it blocks them.
    2) because I would like to see comments, if any.

    I am talking, in this case, http://isoc-ny.org

    #2058
    Steve
    Keymaster

    Disqus does a pretty good job of stopping comment spam. You may want to give it a shot.

    To the videotape!
    http://wpnyc.org/video/services-that-make-your-site-awesome/

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