BBQ: Block Bad Queries

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Install, activate, and done!
Powerful protection from WP’s fastest firewall plugin.

Block Bad Queries (BBQ) is a simple, super-fast plugin that protects your site against malicious URL requests. BBQ checks all incoming traffic and quietly blocks bad requests containing nasty stuff like eval(, base64_, and excessively long request-strings. This is a simple yet solid solution for sites that are unable to use a strong .htaccess firewall.

Awesome Features

  • 100% Plug-n-play functionality
  • No configuration required (it just works)
  • Born of speed and simplicity, no frills
  • 100% focused on security and performance
  • Blocks a wide range of malicious requests
  • Blocks directory traversal attacks
  • Blocks executable file uploads
  • Blocks SQL injection attacks
  • Based on the 5G/6G Firewall
  • Scans all incoming traffic and blocks bad requests
  • Scans all types of requests: GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, etc.
  • Works silently behind the scenes to protect your site
  • Hassle-free security plugin that’s easy to use
  • Thoroughly tested, error-free performance
  • Compatible with other security plugins
  • Customize blocked strings via Whitelist/Blacklist plugins

Pro Version

For advanced protection and awesome features, check out BBQ Pro.

Support development of this plugin

I develop and maintain this free plugin with love for the WordPress community. To show support, you can make a cash donation, bitcoin donation, or purchase one of my books:

And/or purchase one of my premium WordPress plugins:

  • BBQ Pro – Pro version of Block Bad Queries
  • Blackhole Pro – Pro version of Blackhole for Bad Bots
  • SES Pro – Super-simple & flexible email signup forms
  • USP Pro – Pro version of User Submitted Posts

Links, tweets and likes also appreciated. Thank you! 🙂

Instalacja

Installing BBQ

  1. Install, activate, done.

Once active, BBQ automically blocks bad queries to protect your site against malicious URL requests. For more control and stronger protection, check out BBQ Pro »

More info on installing WP plugins

Customizing

Note that the Pro version of BBQ makes it possible to customize patterns (add, edit, remove) directly via the plugin settings, with a click.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Installing BBQ

  1. Install, activate, done.

Once active, BBQ automically blocks bad queries to protect your site against malicious URL requests. For more control and stronger protection, check out BBQ Pro »

More info on installing WP plugins

Customizing

Note that the Pro version of BBQ makes it possible to customize patterns (add, edit, remove) directly via the plugin settings, with a click.

What other security plugins do you recommend?

I recently recorded a video tutorial series for Lynda.com on how to secure WordPress sites. That’s a good place to learn more about the best techniques and WP plugins for protecting your site against threats.

Do I need to do anything else for BBQ to work?

Nope, just install and relax knowing that BBQ is protecting your site from bad URL requests.

I just installed this plugin and I dont see NO MENU or any Settings whatsoever? Where is the settings?

No settings page needed for BBQ! Everything is done automatically behind the scenes. Zero configuration required. The free version of BBQ is strictly plug-n-play, set-it-and-forget-it, with no settings to configure whatsoever. Just install, activate, and enjoy better security and robust protection against malicious requests. The Pro version of BBQ is just as fast and simple to use, but is much more powerful and includes robust settings to customize and fine-tune your firewall.

Is BBQ free version compatible with Wordfence? Does it makes sense to use both?

Yes BBQ free and BBQ Pro are both compatible with any plugin written according to the WP API. And yes, there is benefit to using BBQ with any other security plugin, including Wordfence. They protect against different threats, so using both means you are extra secure.

Does BBQ make changes to my .htaccess file?

Absolutely not. Unlike other security/firewall plugins, neither BBQ (free version) nor BBQ Pro make any changes to any .htaccess file.

Does BBQ make any changes to my WP database?

No, the free version of BBQ operates as each page is loaded; it does not make any changes whatsoever to the WP database.

Does BBQ block malicious strings included in arrays?

Yes, BBQ scans any arrays that are included in the URI request. If any matching patterns are found, the request is blocked.

Do I need WordPress to run BBQ?

Nope! BBQ is available in the following flavors:

So you can check out the Standalone PHP Script for sites that are not running WordPress.

Got a question?

Send any questions or feedback via my contact form.

Recenzje

Nice!

Good work,
but we have to change the code for blocking long requests.

Best firewall plugin that I have ever used

I installed this plugin alongside Wordfence, Ninja Firewall, and a few other security plugins (paranoid – moi?), and was astonished at how well and comprehensively it weeded out all the dodgy requests to access my PHP config, login, and indexes, etc. It has made the review of malicious activity a 5-minute job, versus the daily 30-60 minutes I was spending analysing logs & blocking baddies before. Have tried WP Security Log, Wordfence, Ninja FW, Sucuri, etc., and this really is a worthy addition to any such setup.

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Log zmian

2017/07/30

  • Changed menu item name to „BBQ Firewall”
  • Tests on WordPress 4.9 (alpha)

2017/03/22

  • Adds plugin settings page
  • Adds French translation (thanks to Bouzin)
  • Generates new default translation template
  • Tests on WordPress version 4.8

2016/11/14

  • Replaces esc_html with esc_attr for link title attributes
  • Changes stable tag from trunk to latest version
  • Adds » to rate this plugin link
  • Updates URL for rate this plugin link
  • Moves „Go Pro” link to action links
  • Renames action/meta link functions
  • Updates default translation template
  • Tests on WordPress version 4.7 (beta)

2016/08/10

  • Added translation support
  • Added plugin icons and larger banner
  • General fine-tuning and testing
  • Tested on WordPress 4.6

2016/03/28

  • Removed \:\/\/ from Request URI and Query String patterns (see this thread)
  • Added (benchmark|sleep)(\s|%20)*\( to Request URI patterns (thanks to smitka)
  • Tested on WordPress 3.5 beta

2015/11/07

  • Added \.php\([0-9]+\), __hdhdhd.php to URI patterns (Thanks to George Lerner)
  • Added acapbot, semalt to User Agent patterns (Thanks to George Lerner)
  • Replaced UNION.*SELECT with UNION(.*)SELECT in Request URI patterns
  • Added morfeus, snoopy to User Agent patterns
  • Refactored redirect/exit functionality
  • Renamed rate_bbq() to bbq_links()
  • Tested with WordPress 4.4 beta

2015/08/08

  • Tested on WordPress 4.3
  • Updated minimum version requirement
  • Highlighted Pro link on Plugins screen

2015/06/24

  • Replaced UNION\+SELECT with UNION.*SELECT
  • Added wp-config.php to query-string patterns
  • Added plugin link to BBQ Pro
  • Testing on WP 4.3 (alpha)

2015/05/07

  • Tested with WP 4.2 and 4.3 (alpha)
  • Replaced some http with https in readme.txt

2015/03/14

  • introduce bbq_core()
  • tested on latest WP
  • tightened up code

2014/09/22

  • tested on latest version of WordPress (4.0)
  • retested on Multisite
  • increased minimum version requirement to WP 3.7

2014/03/05

  • Bugfix: added conditional checks for empty variables

2014/01/23

  • tested on latest version of WordPress (3.8)
  • added link to rate plugin

2013/11/03

  • removed ?> from script
  • added optional line for blocking long URLs
  • added line to prevent direct access to BBQ script
  • added \;Nt\., \=Nt\., \,Nt\. to request URI items
  • tested on latest version of WordPress (3.7)

2013/07/07

  • replaced Nt\. with \/Nt\. (resolves comment editing/approval issue)

2013/07/05

  • removed https\: (from previous version)
  • replaced \/https\/ with \/https\:
  • replaced \/http\/ with \/http\:
  • replaced \/ftp\/ with \/ftp\:

2013/07/04

  • removed block for jakarta in user-agents
  • removed union from query strings
  • added to request-URI: \%2Flocalhost, Nt\., https\:, \.exec\(, \)\.html\(, \{x\.html\(, \(function\(
  • resolved PHP Notice „Undefined Index” via isset()

2013/01/03

  • removed block for CONCAT in request-URI
  • removed block for environ in query-string
  • removed block for %3C and %3E in query-string
  • removed block for %22 and %27 in query-string
  • removed block for [ and ] in query-string (to allow unsafe characters used in WordPress)
  • removed block for ? in query-string (to allow unsafe character used in WordPress)
  • removed block for : in query-string (to allow unsafe character used by Google)
  • removed block for libwww in user-agents (to allow access to Lynx browser)

2012/11/08

  • Removed : match from query string (Google disregards encoding)
  • Removed scanner from query string from query string match
  • Streamlined source code for better performance (thanks to juliobox)

Older versions

  • 2012/10/27 – Disabled check for long strings, disabled check for scanner
  • 2012/10/26 – Rebuilt plugin using 5G/6G technology
  • 2011/02/21 – Updated readme.txt file
  • 2009/12/30 – Added check for admin users
  • 2009/12/30 – Additional request strings added