[Pro] Foreign Visitors

Hi All,

In the Awstats for my website, I’ve noticed a huge number of visitors
from countries such as Ukraine, Russian Federation, Czech Republic,
China, Philippines, etc. They appear (to my limited understanding)
to be mostly spiders and robots that visit for less than 30 seconds.
Should I be concerned about this from a security standpoint? If so,
is there something I can do? BTW, I do no business outside of the US.

Thanks!

Richard


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I had a similar experience last year that coincided with a spike in spam, and to a lesser extent attempts to hack my CMS by looking/guessing for the default login page which I always move (a good practice for anyone using a CMS).

Beyond that annoyance I didn’t experience any serious problems.

Todd
https://creativ.space

They appear (to my limited understanding) to be mostly spiders and robots that visit for less than 30 seconds. Should I be concerned about this from a security standpoint?


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I too have been looking for ways to block whole groups, even countries. Here is an article I read not long ago on the subject:

Apparently there is no easy way to do this, and there is not much benefit even if you do, as most bad actors aren’t hacking you from their actual locations anyway. Just the inexperienced ones.


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On Jun 18, 2015, at 7:00 PM, The Big Erns wrote:

Here is an article I read not long ago on the subject…

Interesting article. Awhile ago, I too did some research on blocking
entire countries, but came up with no solution. As mentioned in the
article, CloudFlare may be worth looking into.

Thanks Todd and Erns. Hopefully, this will never become a problem.

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Cloudflare has a number of very useful tools, even the free version. It’s well worth looking into. Though I have not investigated using it to block traffic by country.

Todd
https://creativ.space

CloudFlare may be worth looking into


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In my experience, CloudFlare lets you withstand a ping flood or other DOS attack without even breaking a sweat. It’s sort of my favorite thing – someone asks for the same asset tens of thousands of times a second, you just give it to them. They fall over instead of you.

Walter

On Jun 19, 2015, at 12:45 PM, Todd email@hidden wrote:

Cloudflare has a number of very useful tools, even the free version. It’s well worth looking into. Though I have not investigated using it to block traffic by country.

Todd
https://creativ.space

CloudFlare may be worth looking into


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