Internet Security

BISS IP Blocklists, Security Software, Hosts file and IP Research can help to protect your computer system and guard against a wide range of online threats and attacks.

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Website Security

BISS security solutions can help to defend your website against various types of online attacks, incuding hacking, exploit scans, content theft, scrapers, spammers, bad bots and more.

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BlockList Pro Internet Security

04
Aug
2014

Detect and Deny Unsupported Request Methods in PHP

PHP Security Systems Written by Moore

How to Detect and Deny unsupported HTTP request methods with PHP

While working on the current version of my PHP Firewall ( XS Firewall ), I wanted to include a way to restrict any requests made by a client that uses a non standard or unsupported HTTP request method to a PHP application.

The basic idea I had was to create a HTTP request method whitelist, and catch anything not in the whitelist. I'd no longer have to find bad bots or malicious users in my logs before I can block them.

 
23
Jul
2014

SiteBot - the backlinks analysis bot from Site Explorer.info

Bots IP Database Written by Moore

The SiteBot Report

The SiteBot is a link analysis bot operated by SiteExplorer.info, a SEO analysis service which refers to itself as the "Search Engine for backlinks - A powerful SEO Tool"

The tagline for SiteExplorer.info is "The alternative backlink checker & link building tool for yahoo, bing, google and other website explorers."

With SiteExplorer.info you can generate a report about your website that includes all kinds of information about your site linking structure such as inbound links, no follow links, ip addresses, keywords used and more.

Actually, anyone can use this tool to get more information about your website. Should you let them ?

 
16
Jul
2014

XoviBot SEO Crawler from Xovi GmbH

Content Scrapers Written by Moore

A new bot called the XoviBot has been seen lurking around the site lately. Here's some information about where the XoviBot comes from, which just might help you decide what to do with it, when it visits your own site.

The XoviBot belongs to a company called Xovi GmbH, from Cologne Germany. They provide a set of services to webmasters advertised as a "SEO Controlling & Online Marketing Suite".

It's always exciting to see another new company entering the "SEO analysis" industry, along with other great companies such as Ahrefs ( ahrefsbot ) and Majestic ( mj12bot ).

 
23
Jun
2014

37.58.100. - AhrefsBot Spybot Update 2014

Content Scrapers Written by Moore

Hi all, here's another update on the latest Ahrefsbot IP ranges I've spotted recently targeting our sites.

Business must be going well for Ahrefs as once again they have expanded their operations, this time throughout the 37.58.100. IP range, from the Softlayer hosting company.

The latest attempts from the Ahrefsbot were blocked while trying to access login protected pages, which is what caught my attention.

37.58.100.177
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; AhrefsBot/5.0; +http://ahrefs.com/robot/)

 
08
Jun
2014

Ads on Disney, Facebook, Guardian Lead to Cryptowall Ransomware

News Written by Moore

Emsisoft recently put out a malware alert on their blog about a widespread malware campaign on high profile websites that lead to Cryptowall.

Cryptowall is a variant of Cryptodefense, which is a ransomware program similar to the notorious Cryptolocker that encrypts all the files on your harddrive and demands payment to decrypt them.

So basically if you don't pay the ransom, you'll never get your files back. Even Police Stations have been hit by this malware and can't do anything about it.

Malware Alert: Malicious advertisements hosted on domains owned by Disney, Facebook, and The Guardian have been leading people to hacked websites that serve a file-encrypting ransomware called Cryptowall.

 
19
Mar
2014

Beware of fake Blocklist Pro subscriptions

News Written by Moore

Please be advised that there are some sites attempting to sell subscriptions to our content from Blocklist Pro.

These fraudulent sites are attempting to impersonate the Blocklist Pro website by using our name ( Blocklist Pro ) in the description of their subscription plans, and also offering our blocklists as part of their subscription plan, all without our permission.

The only way to get access to our Premium downloads and services is to purchase a Premium Subscription through our main site at BISS ( www.bluetack.co.uk ).

A BISS Premium Subscription is only valid for accessing the downloads and services at Bluetack.co.uk, and no other site.

Be very careful of any scam sites you find selling or redistributing the blocklists made by us at Bluetack / Blocklist Pro.

Remember, there is only one Blocklist Pro site. Please beware of inferior imitations.

Always trust the source.

 
06
Feb
2014

Premium Subscriptions are now available

News Written by Moore

Hi all, we've started a transition over to a new Premium distribution system. Unfortunately this means that the BISS IP blocklist files / applications provided here at BlocklistPro will no longer be updated or available as free downloads.

Access to our new downloads system requires a Premium subscription, starting from $3. You can read about the announcement over on the BISS forums :: Premium Subscriptions.

There are currently three premium subscription plans available,
Internet Security, Website Security and Pro Security.

Protect your Internet

The Internet Security plan provides access to all the well known BISS blocklists, such as Level 1, Ads Trackers, Malware, Edu, Bad Peers, Proxy list etc.

Protect your Website / Server

The Website Security plan provides access to a whole new range of blocklists which have been in the works for awhile now. These are new blocklists to protect your server or website from an ever growing number of threats and daily abuses.

The new web security lists include the Bad bots & Parasites blocklist, the Web Exploit blocklist to combat persistent site exploit scanners and a Hosts Spy / SEO Spybots blocklist to protect against domain and keyword analysis services who try to make money from the information they generate ( harvest ) from your site.

Premium Internet Security

The Premium Pro Security plan includes all the lists from both Internet and Web Security plans and more.

All plans provide direct download access, and daily updates. This is only the beginning of our launch into a whole new direction, with a wide range of new lists and applications / web services soon to be released from our new Premium platform.

You can find more information here on the Premium Subscription Plans page.

We hope you will continue to support our efforts, so that we can continue to support you.

 

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