Hi Paul, Thanks for a wonderful plugin! I must say I …

By 6th August 2020 Uncategorised

Comment on Beware New WordPress Security Theat: The WordPress Misinformation Virus by Martin.

Hi Paul,
Thanks for a wonderful plugin! I must say I immediately realized that your plugin does what it is suppose to do the day I installed it. I am very happy with it. Thanks for the hard work and also for this article.
I just want to ask your advise on white-listing static IP addresses. (I am the only user on my website and I normally use 1 of 3 static IP addresses) Is there any security loopholes by white-listing IP addresses? (referring to your comment in the article, “For example, you could add your (static) IP address to your .htaccess file for accessing your WordPress site. That makes perfect sense, though not if your site has hundreds of users”. The reason I ask; I am worried that, if I white-list my static IP addresses, that my Security plugins might allow somebody that is faking my IP address access into my site. Does Security plugins normally bypass Firewall security when an IP address is white-listed?
Again, thanks for this great plugin Paul
Cheers
Martin