Archive | August, 2014

Linux Ninja Tux

ModSecurity protection for WordPress WP-Login

OK, I know this is somewhat late to come to the party, but I recently had to implement some rules to protect servers against wordpress wp-login brute force attacks. Although the attacks were somewhat distributed, many clients were sending hundreds of login requests for wp-login.php. Most of the solutions I have seen overlook the fact […]

Linux Ninja Tux

Run wget from crontab and only receive errors

If you have tried to run wget from a cron job, perhaps to run your WordPress wp-cron.php, then you will have noticed that whether there is an error or not, then you will still receive a notification at the MAILTO= address configured in your crontab. This is because wget  annoyingly throws all of its normal output […]