Image by The U.S. Army via FlickrOver the past few months I've noticed various hacking attempts that come in spurts. I always review each of these and adjust my site to maintain protection. However, the malicious and persistent penetration attempts continue. Most originate in China but others are from South America, Eastern Europe, and Russia.
Just for interest, I thought that I would post a list of unique requests that my site receives. I extracted the list below from April 2010 to present, and included the URL requests only.
What surprised me is that for these past 4 months, I received 299 unique requests. However, in reality, the person on the other end issued multiple requests, sometimes spanning several days.
I'm sure that my experiences are not alone. If you maintain a website and can review your log files, you may observe similar attempts to violate your site.
Maintaining website security often turns into a full time job. But if you want to keep your site up and running, it is time well spent!
Example URL Requests