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May 1, 2022
Introducing GeoLocation API

Over the past period we have been working to develop our own GeoLocation API and close the gap that was there. So far the plugin relied on third-party databases and APIs but in future those integrations will receive minimal maintenance and even some of them will be deprecated. Why our own Geolocation API Third-party integrations […]

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May 19, 2021
Migration from IP Geo Block

I added option to migrate from IP Geo Block. This option will just copy the options form IP Geo Block to IP Location Block. To migrate, go to Settings > IP Location Block > Plugin settings and follow the steps: Deactivate IP Geo Block but don’t remove it yet because it will remove the settings as well. […]

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May 11, 2021
Why so many WordPress plugins are vulnerable?

Source: © The WPScan Team The above graph shows recent statistics of WordPress vulnerability from WPScan Vulnerability Database summarized by Sucuri which is a worldwide security company especially famous for analyzing vulnerability in WordPress. Why so many vulnerabilities are there in WP plugins? After reading the Sucuri Blog deeply and widely, I came to the […]

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May 11, 2021
How does WP-ZEP prevent zero-day attack?

IP Location Block is the only plugin which has an ability to prevent zero-day attack even if some of the plugins in a WordPress site have unveiled vulnerability. I call it “Zero-day Exploit Prevention for WordPress” (WP-ZEP). In this article, I’ll explain its mechanism and also its limitations. Before that, I’ll mention the best practice […]

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May 11, 2021
Referrer Suppressor for external links

“Referrer Suppressor” which eliminate the browser’s referer is one of my favorite feature in IP Location Block. It came to this plugin as a logical consequence of WP-ZEP. In this article, I’ll tell you the story.

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May 11, 2021
Analysis of Attack Vector against WP Plugins

On the WPScan Vulnerability Database maintained by Sucuri, we can find many new plugins and themes every month. Of course, WP-ZEP is not God Almighty against these. Then you may wonder about: Which attack can WP-ZEP prevent? How many attacks can WP-ZEP prevent? I’m with you!! So I picked up the latest 50 vulnerabilities from […]

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May 11, 2021
Living with Jetpack

Jetpack is the Swiss army knife for your WordPress site. Plentiful awesome features are served for free by hooking to WordPress.com. In this article, I show some notes related to living with Jetpack and IP Location Block.

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May 11, 2021
Impact on server load caused by brute-force attacks

I have examined the load reduction performance against brute-force attacks by using IP Location Block. I report the result in this article.

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May 11, 2021
Prevent exposure of wp-config.php

From July to September in 2015, 33 types of malicious requests to attempt exposing the wp-config.php via vulnerable plugins and themes had been observed on my site. I analyzed all of them to identify if IP Location Block can block them or not.

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