#31733 – security expections

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Sunday, 08 September 2019 00:01 CDT
I receive an enormous load of security exceptions by email. This is an example:

We would like to notify you that a security exception was detected on your site, mysite.com, with the following details:

IP Address: xx.xx.xxx.xx (IP Lookup: IP Lookup)
Reason: Admin Query String

If I would receive 1 or 2 per day, no big deal. But I get +30 of such warnings daily. How can I stop those messages, or limit them to really important exceptions that require attention?

Thanks for any advice,

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Joomla! version (in x.y.z format) 3.9.11 Stable
PHP version (in x.y.z format) 7.2.9
Admin Tools version (x.y.z format) 5.3.4
Sunday, 08 September 2019 21:14 CDT

One approach to reducing the notices is to reduce the security exceptions. You can do that for Admin Query String by using the "Administrator secret URL parameter" on the Basic tab of Configure WAF, that changes the URL to your admin login screen. If they can't find it, they can't attack it.

You can also use the Password-Protect Administrator function, which puts an additional user ID and password in front of your admin login screen. Once again, if they can't get to it, they can't attack it.

If you want to simply reduce the number of emails you get, you can go to Configure WAF, on the Logging & Reporting tab, click in the "Do not send email notifications for these reasons" field and you will see a drop down list of exception types. Add any type that you don't want to be notified for to the list and the emails will no longer be sent.

Dale L. Brackin

Support Specialist

English: native

Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

Wednesday, 09 October 2019 17:17 CDT
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