There have been periodic requests logged in this site’s HTTP access logs that request a PHP page (usually simply index.php) and attempt to pass parameters like “die(md5(34563))” or “die(pi()*42)”. These extra parameters don’t seem to have any effect on the site, but I’m still curious about what the intent of these requests might be.
I noticed another “brute force” attack on my site recently, trying username and password combinations repeatedly to try to break in. There were 130 attempts made, starting November 27th and continuing through the 30th. The username used in these attempts was always “admin”; 116 unique passwords were tried with it. [Update, February 2018: in a
It’s now the fourth month that the CuriousProg.com website has been up and running and the suspected attacks continue. I wrote in the original post about attempts to compromise the security of the site. There were a number of distinct types of attacks that I had seen: Attempts to log in to the WordPress dashboard
Imagine if people walking by on your street walked up to your house and tried the door handle – several times a day! That’s the situation on the Internet in the year 2017. It’s very likely that hackers will start scanning and probing your website within hours of first creating it – even before you’ve