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    No More Messing Around

    If you can’t access the site from a search engine or Facebook, it’s because your IP CIDR has been blocked.  This won’t be an issue for most “real” visitors, because most of the IPs resolve to Europe or Asia.  However, there are a few bad actors using IPs in the US and while I apologize for the inconvenience, I am determined to eliminate them, too.

    I spend way too much time dealing with unauthorized login attempts and site harvesters.  I have many security measures in place, so — knock on wood — none of my sites have been compromised.  Yet.  However, these Bad Kids still consume server resources and bandwidth, as they usually target several sites at once, and the bots can hit the sites hundreds of times in just a few minutes — not to mention the time it takes to review logs and block individual IP addresses, which they just change.

    Drastic?  Maybe.  But I’m not going to lose any sleep over it.

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