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Fraud activity detection tool for Wordpress

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sundawner, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. sundawner

    sundawner Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know a good fraud detection plugin for Wordpress?

    I would like to monitor my traffic and detect and filter out bots / external agents that may cause invalid clicks on ads, slowing down the site, stealing data etc.?

    Is there any plugin for Wordpress that can detect those fraudulent activities?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. sundawner

    sundawner Registered Member

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    anyone?
     
  3. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    I'm sure WordPress has built in logs, but if you can't find a plugin that does all this for you...

    You can look into how to use your .htaccess file.

    You'll be able to deny:
    HTTP_USER_AGENTS like libwww|libwww-perl|java|curl|wget|HTTPTrack.

    This can prevent bots and script kiddies from messing with your site. Furthermore you could prevent some ripping

    To prevent some attacks\misuse by denying:
    REQUEST_METHOD's. like HEAD|TRACE|DELETE|TRACK

    There's a whole list of bots that you can block access to based on their identifying user agent, and using a combination of these rules helps a lot.