I’m looking for a WordPress plugin which automatically and permanently blocks IP addresses which attempt to access the URLs of known vulnerabilities. In other words, I want to treat known vulnerability addresses like honeypots.
I get hundreds of 404 errors every day from vulnerability scanners, and it seems trivial for a security plugin to identify them by their 404 access attempts.
Examples of 404s that are obviously the result of vulnerability scanning:
It would be great if it can automatically populate the list of known vulnerable addresses, but if such a program doesn’t exist, I would be open to hearing about plugins which require manually entering a list of URLs. It wouldn’t be too hard to make myself from my 404 logs.