Mute Screamer 1.0.6

Mute Screamer 1.0.6 has been released. This updated fixes a minor bug with the update hashes. They seem to be out of date on the PHPIDS website, so I’ve rolled my own solution for now.

This should fix the problem some users were having problems with the updater asking users to update when the files were the same.

Mute Screamer 1.0 released

Following the latest release of WordPress comes the latest version of Mute Screamer.

Get your copy or update via the WordPress admin.

The biggest change in this release is ip banning and attack throttling.

You can configure Mute Screamer to ban clients when an attack is over the specified ban threshold. For attack throttling clients will be banned after a specified number of repeated attacks.

New features

  • IP banning
  • The ability to add fields to the exclusion list while on the intrusions page
  • Email spam prevention

Other updates include:

  • i18n support
  • Updated 500.php template

Have a look at the change log for the full list of improvements and enhancements.

Mute Screamer 0.58

This release added support for automatic updates from, this means you don’t have to wait for Mute Screamer to be updated to get the latest rules and converter for PHPIDS.

The update process will check for changes to default_filter.xml and Converter.php. If an update is found it will be displayed on the Updates page in the WordPress admin.

As we are updating Mute Screamer core files we want to be very careful about what is to be updated. That is why when going through the update process you will be shown a diff of the changes to be applied to either default_filter.xml and/or Converter.php.

This lets you see exactly what is going to be changed and gives you a chance to review the changes to make sure they are legit. It was also a good excuse to use the diff engine included in WordPress that is used for comparing post revisions. As always have a backup of your site before running any updates.

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