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Bot Protection

Basic Bot Protection

Signals & Triggers

On request
If user agent matches bad bot signature

Actions

  • block incoming http request Block incoming http request
  • Log the malicious request
  • POST to webhook

Details

There are all kinds of bots, for all nature of purposes. A number exist for beneficial purposes, such as the bots from the major search engines, including Google and Bing.

However bad bots serve quite a different purpose. They can be used for a range of different reasons, including:

  • Scraping sites for information that can be repackaged by a competitor, such as user data
  • Creating a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack
  • Stealing information and re-posting it under another identity

This plugin allows you to have a basic bot protection against bad bots using a in-house developed list of bad bots user agents.

Advanced details

On every incoming HTTP request, this plugin lookups the user agent of the request. If it matches a user agent from the bad bots user agent list, then this plugin is triggered.

Language support

  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • Java

Data collected by Sqreen

No data collected


On attack
  • Number of requests blocked

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