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Stop and redirect invalid URL requests to your Jobberbase website

September 3rd, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

In the interest of helping others out there,web log file my Jobberbase website (http://www.industryjobs.co.uk/) has recently been the subject to numerous invalid  URL request.

Presumably these are linked to an exploit / automated script request. Typically, they appear in the web logs as 404 error as either,

  • /post//RK=0/RS={random numbers and letters}

or

  • /post/+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Result:+chosen+nickname+.....

Based on a quick search I’ve updated my .htaccess file at the root of the website to include the following mod_reqwrite rules which see to fix the problem and redirect the requests to the site’s homepage.

RewriteEngine on 
# http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24763239/rewriterule-for-html-rk-0-rs-random-string
RewriteRule ^(.*)/RK=0/RS= / [L,NC,R=301]
# http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18311043/mod-rewrite-resultchosennickname22preorrinkap22
RewriteRule ^(.*)\+Result:\+chosen\+nickname\+(.*)$ / [R=301,L]

The URL’s in the comments make reference to the web pages I got the help from in making these redirect statements – thanks to those authors / contributors for their help.

Pretty sure similar RewriteRule’s would work with your WordPress, Joomla, Drupal or any other website if it is suffering the same fate

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