Improve security the easy way

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onoehring
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Improve security the easy way

Post by onoehring » 2019-11-07 20:04

Hi,

looking for ways to add more security to a site, I stumbled upon this. I think it's so easy to use (and free), that some people in the forum might also be interested:
The 7G Firewall offers lightweight, server-level protection against a wide range of malicious requests, bad bots, automated attacks, spam, and many other types of threats and nonsense.
7G is a lightweight (only 12KB) strong firewall that provides site security and peace of mind. Plus, 7G is open source and 100% free for everyone :)
URL: https://perishablepress.com/7g-firewall/
7G Firewall is implemented directly as rules in the .htaccess file.

and this as well from the same author:
One of my favorite security measures here at Perishable Press is the site’s virtual Blackhole trap for bad bots. The concept is simple: include a hidden link to a robots.txt-forbidden directory somewhere on your pages. Bots that ignore or disobey your robots rules will crawl the link and fall into the honeypot trap, which then performs a WHOIS Lookup and records the event in the blackhole data file. Once added to the blacklist data file, bad bots immediately are denied access to your site.
URL: https://perishablepress.com/blackhole-bad-bots/
Adjustments to your AppGini applications are very easy.

Olaf

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Re: Improve security the easy way

Post by peebee » 2019-11-13 23:44

Another option: NinjaFirewall

I personally subscribe to the premium ($45 USD) version of NinjaFirewall WAF. A stand alone web application firewall for all php projects. Incredibly comprehensive and all configured via a simple dashboard. Works a treat with AppGini projects. Logs prove it does its job. It's is also regularly maintained by the developers.

There is also an Open Source version - you can see the limitations of the free version against the premim version in the table at the foot of this link below.

https://nintechnet.com/ninjafirewall/pro-edition/

Their WordPress version (which I have also used) receives a 4.8/5 rating on the WP plugin repository.

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