Finding and blocking spam IPs in wordpress:
One of my coupons website www.couponzcorner.com was keep on getting the hits from a same ip for different urls randomly. I came to know that it’s a way of misuse/spam/hacking kind of thing, so i thought to block the IP.
404 to 301 is one of the great plugin in wordpress to handle 404 errors, which also sends an email to admin about the 404 page hit.
How I confirmed that it’s a spam IP ?
As 404 to 301 plugin sends a mail for 404 pages, I could able to see many pages which got the hits randomly, something like,
Also 404 to 301 plugin sends 3 information mainly in the mail,
- Ip address
3. User agent (like chrome/mozilla etc..)
In the mail user agent came as N/A for this particular IP address alone.
So I confirmed and thought to block the IP.
How I found the Spam IPs which needs to be blocked?
As I mentioned above 404 to 301 plugin helped me to find the same.
How I blocked this ip ?
I installed one of the best brute force login protection plugin named
“Brute Force Login Protection Settings”
Actually lot of plugins available for the same(including iThemes security). I personally felt “Brute Force Login Protection Settings” is one of the simple and perfect fit for this ip blocking.
In the settings -> “Brute Force Login Protection Settings” page -> Under Blocked IPs
Enter the ip address needs to blocked.
Hope I helped you to find and block the spam ips. If you used any other way to block the spam ips feel free to share in the below comments section.
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