How to block attacks from "bot/0.1 (bot for jce)" using .htaccess?

by priscilla.langworth , in category: SEO , 7 months ago

How to block attacks from "bot/0.1 (bot for jce)" using .htaccess?

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by genevieve_boehm , 7 months ago

@priscilla.langworth 

You can block attacks from "bot/0.1 (bot for jce)" using the following steps in your .htaccess file:

  1. Open your website's root folder and locate the .htaccess file. If it doesn't exist, create a new one.
  2. Open the .htaccess file using a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines of code to the .htaccess file:
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RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^bot/0.1 (bot for jce) [NC]
RewriteRule .* - [F,L]


  1. Save the changes made to the .htaccess file.


This code sets up a rewrite rule that checks if the HTTP_USER_AGENT variable matches "bot/0.1 (bot for jce)" in a case-insensitive manner. If it does, the rule instructs the server to return a 403 Forbidden error, effectively blocking the attack.


Note: The .htaccess file needs to be located in a directory where it can be read by the web server.