Botnet Attack Blocker

Version: 2.0.0

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After the recent global distributed botnet attack on WordPress installations that took down servers and broke into admin accounts, I thought I’d write a plugin to prevent it happening again. Distributed botnet attacks can come from multiple IP addresses and locations at the same time, so conventional IP-based lockouts are not effective (e.g. those found in Wordfence and other WordPress security plugins). For example, if 1,000 different computers (with unique IP addresses) are trying to brute-force your admin password and you lock out each IP address after 5 incorrect attempts then you have still allowed 5,000 attempts. My plugin essentially ignores the different IP addresses and locks out all admin login attempts in a configurable way – so if you have it set to 5 failed attempts (default) then those 1,000 different computers will only have a total between them of 5 attempts. You can select how many login failures causes the lockout, how much time to allow between failures, how long to block logins for and also you can input a whitelisted IP address (or multiple addresses separated with commas or spaces) which can bypass the lockdown and always log in – so you can still always get into your site even in the middle of an attack. There is also support for partial IP address matching for those...

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  • Minimal impact on memory usage
  • Minimal impact on pagespeed
  • No PHP errors, warning, notices
  • No Javascript issues
  • Latest PHP 7.2.16 compatible
  • Latest WordPress 5.2.4 compatible
  • Optimized database footprint
  • No activation errors
  • No resource errors
  • Frequently updated
  • No problems were detected during tests.
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Memory Usage Memory Usage

  • Average memory usage is 22.91 KB
  • This is less than 99% plugins

Page Speed Page Speed

  • Average page loading time is increased by 0.07s
  • This is faster than 99% plugins

Page Tests (after activation)

Memory Usage Botnet Attack Blocker

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=bab
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.33s
  • Memory Usage: 0.44 MB

Memory Usage Plugins Page

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/plugins.php?plugin_status=all&paged=1&s
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.33s
  • Memory Usage: 0.44 MB

Memory Usage Front Page

  • Page URL: /
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.3s
  • Memory Usage: 0.41 MB

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Change

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+ 0.07s
/(front page)
- 0.09s
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
- 0.13s
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 0.08s
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 0.06s
/wp-admin/index.php
- 0.09s
/wp-admin/media-new.php
- 0.09s
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 0.12s
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
+ 0.07s
/wp-admin/post-new.php
- 0.04s
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 0.58s
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 0.25s

Memory Usage Memory Usage Benchmark

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  • After plugin activation

Pages

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Change

Average Change
+ 22.91KB
/ (front page)
- 4.61KB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 4.62KB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 4.75KB
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 4.76KB
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 4.76KB
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 4.64KB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 4.68KB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
- 7.06KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 5.6KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 4.75KB
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 4.62KB

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Database Tables 2

The plugin has added 2 additional options to your WordPress.

WP-Options 4

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  • The plugin has not been updated in the last 90 days.
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  • The plugin has not been properly activated on PHP 7.2.16. It may not work.
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WordPress Compatibility Issue

  • The plugin may not be fully compatible with WordPress 5.2.4.
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Error Log

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  • [17-Oct-2019 10:07:42 UTC] PHP Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in /wp-content/plugins/botnet-attack-blocker/botnet-attack-blocker.php on line 267
  • [17-Oct-2019 10:07:42 UTC] PHP Notice: Trying to get property 'timestamp' of non-object in /wp-content/plugins/botnet-attack-blocker/botnet-attack-blocker.php on line 267

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Overall Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Quality of Support
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Value for Money
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Features
5

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  24 Jan, 2020

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5/5
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Easy of Use
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Customer Support
5/5
Feature of Functionality
5/5
Value of Money

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