Oct 14, 2009

Persisting Korean spider, hack attempts

After yesterday's incident with a stupid bot, I thought I might give you more insight on what happens on the Net. Here is some interesting examples from mod_security2 logs on my server.

Oct 13, 2009

Stupid bot gets banned

Today one bot, which identified itself as Sean's Agent/1.0 (compatible; SA 1.0; Windows NT 6.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; made 10459 requests to one of my sites within two hours from the same IP address ( The user agent comes from a C# sample. This is a good example how good code can be used for bad purposes.

Looks like somebody stupid took this sample and tried to build some kind of bot with it. This bot tried to grab the site in a very aggressive way, requesting the same page many times. What did it earn in the end? A permanent ban for IP address and this user agent on all my servers.

Oct 8, 2009

Next version of RealURL is almost ready (1.6.0)

The next version of the RealURl TYPO3 extension is almost ready. You can grab a pre–release copy of it. This version supports long cHash values that will appear and in TYPO3 4.3. Running on PHP 5.3 is fully supported and tested. There is also a lot of bug fixes and an improved redirect module. Here is a full list since the previous release: