Hi, It’s quite possible this might flag up as malware because …

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Comment on Track WordPress Activity With An Audit Trail Log by Paul G..

Hi,

It’s quite possible this might flag up as malware because it is loaded with lots of text which could be used in comments containing malware links.

That file is used to try and identify spam within WordPress comments… please take a read here:
https://www.icontrolwp.com/2014/05/wordpress-security-simple-firewall-plugin-part-5-ultimate-comment-spam-killer/

Thanks,
Paul.

Paul G. Also Commented

Track WordPress Activity With An Audit Trail Log
Hi Mike,

The category codes are not used yet… but they are there to indicate the level – notice, warning, critical etc.

This hasn’t been fully implemented yet, however.
Thanks,
Paul.


Track WordPress Activity With An Audit Trail Log
Yes, you can change this in the code directly if you like.

1) Within the plugin folder locate the file: ./src/features/audit_trail.php
2) On line 54 you will see: $aAuditData = $oAuditTrail->getAuditEntriesForContext( strtolower( $sContext ) );
3) Change this to $aAuditData = $oAuditTrail->getAuditEntriesForContext( strtolower( $sContext ), 100 );

This will return 100 entries. You can change the 100 to as many as you like but the more you do it, the longer it will take and you could potentially run out of memory.

Thanks.
Paul.


Track WordPress Activity With An Audit Trail Log
Hi,

No, unfortunately not, as this isn’t a security issue in itself.

Thanks,
Paul.


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Hey Rob,
Brilliant news… Glad it’s working so well for you!


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Why does WordPress need to do that? I’ve no idea… that’s the way the author of this particular code decided to implement this. ๐Ÿ™‚

My approach is to take each “spam” word/pattern and I use “stripos()” on each item of the comment that needs to be checked.

The truth is that efficiency isn’t hugely important in this area because it’s only run when a comment is posted. I could probably optimize my approach too, but again, it’s not critical.

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There’s nothing you can do about that unfortunately if the bots are cracking away at your page. Most bots would get blocked by the automatic blacklist if they’re repeatedly hitting you with this.

As to XML-RPC, we have a couple of options ranging from by-passing the login/user sessions systems to completely disabling it:
https://www.icontrolwp.com/2015/10/automatically-block-brute-force-amplification-attacks-against-wordpress-xmlrpc/


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Eileen, Lynn,

The automatic updates system is WordPress-controlled and run on a WordPress cron. The Security admin access shouldn’t affect this. If you have enabled automatic updates, but restricted the system using the admin access and you find it’s not working as it should, please let me know in the support forums.

To your first question, if you enable this Security Admin system and lock-down any features, then you must, as an administrator or not, authenticate with the Security Admin system before you can make changes to the zones that have been restricted.

Let me know if it’s still unclear and I’ll elaborate further on areas you need.
Thanks!


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This is something that you’ll have to test with your particular installation(s) and configuration. Aggressive page caching will probably affect this functionality, but that is the double-edged sword that is “caching”.

I’d be interested to hear what you find with your tests.

Thanks!