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    Firewall alert on my WordPress site

    Hello

    For the last few weeks I have been getting the alert produced below from a wordpress site. I do not know what to do about it and it is freaking me a bit. I use a WP Firewall2 on this site so it is that plugin that is sending the alerts.

    Like I say, these alerts come two or three times a day and have been for about three weeks. There is not obvious problem with the site.

    I would appreciate any advice.

    Thanks

    Martin

    WordPress Firewall has detected and blocked a potential attack!
    Web Page: www.mysitename.co.uk/wp-login.php
    Warning: URL may contain dangerous content!
    Offending IP: 193.105.240.173 [ Get IP location ]
    Offending Parameter: log = wp_admin

    This may be a "WordPress-Specific SQL Injection Attack."

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    All popular web apps with past known vulnerabilities get random probes from bots looking for exploitable systems. They're generally not targetting a particular site or host. Normally these probes would go undetected and cause no harm as long as the site is secure, the firewalls alerts are a reminder of how important it is to keep your installations up to date.

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    Thank you, I'll stop worrying now.

    Martin


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