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#13 2020-05-22 09:12:25

gaekwad
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Re: Textpattern Marketshare

Well said, Phil.

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#14 2020-05-22 09:42:25

gaekwad
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Re: Textpattern Marketshare

philwareham wrote #323150:

Short of us forcing the header response or meta generator tag to declare Textpattern is powering the website (which we would never do, as we believe in the security and privacy of our users) […]

We sort of do this at the moment if you include feed syndication, so I opened github.com/textpattern/textpattern/issues/1488 for consideration.

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#15 2020-05-22 10:47:34

singaz
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From: Kyiv
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Posts: 145

Re: Textpattern Marketshare

I do not use <meta name = "generator" />. For security.

Often I observe such actions:

It is better not to give hints to crackers.


Sorry my horror English. I’m learning textpattern, I’m learning English

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#16 2020-05-22 11:05:24

Bloke
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From: Leeds, UK
Registered: 2006-01-29
Posts: 10,089
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Re: Textpattern Marketshare

@singaz. I see that all the time in my daily logs, too. Script kiddies gonna hack low hanging fruit, regardless of whether you advertise what system you’re running or not.

Virtually nobody tests what you’re running first to target exploits. It wastes processor cycles. Fire and forget is the name of the game. I estimate 70% of the exploits people try against my site start with /admin (WordPress) or are attempts to fashion DB queries that target Magento loopholes. I’ve never run either on my systems, ever.

If I added generator="WordPress" or generator="Galactic Badger" to all my Txp sites, I’d get the same bad traffic hackers.

Last edited by Bloke (2020-05-22 11:06:45)


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#17 2020-05-22 11:20:36

colak
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Re: Textpattern Marketshare

singaz wrote #323161:

Often I observe such actions…

I block those:)


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#18 2020-05-22 13:07:18

marios2
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Registered: 2019-07-31
Posts: 75

Re: Textpattern Marketshare

colak wrote #323164:

I block those:)

Colak, … that is some huge htaccess file you are running there.

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#19 2020-05-22 14:20:09

colak
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Re: Textpattern Marketshare

marios2 wrote #323170:

Colak, … that is some huge htaccess file you are running there.

Our site was relentlessly attacked. Two times using DDoS. I am also I am trying to redirect old versions and urls, of the site in order to reduce the 404s.


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#20 2020-05-22 16:43:38

gaekwad
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Posts: 3,400

Re: Textpattern Marketshare

colak wrote #323164:

I block those:)

I imagine your web server is either honed, muscular or quietly weeping!

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#21 2020-05-22 17:16:26

colak
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From: Cyprus
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Posts: 8,545
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Re: Textpattern Marketshare

gaekwad wrote #323174:

I imagine your web server is either honed, muscular or quietly weeping!

I’ve been doing this for years. Since the TXD times at least. Never had a complain:)


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