Block Bad Queries

The Block Bad Queries plugin protects your WordPress site from malicious requests.

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Why Block Bad Queries Is Important

A commonly used way for hackers to try to gain access to your site is by embedding malicious code in requests to your site.

The Block Bad Queries plugin checks for excessively long request strings (i.e., greater than 255 characters), as well as the presence of either “eval(” or “base64″ in the request URI.

How You Complete This Security Checkpoint

Add and Activate the plugin.

There are no options for this plugin.


We recommend that you use both WordPress Firewall 2 and Block Bad Queries as they protect against different types of attacks.

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