3.0.17 Release Note

Since the last update of IP Geo Block, two plugins were notified of having serious privilege escalation vulnerability. One was WP GDPR Compliance Plugin and another was AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages.

In this release, IP Geo Block has been enhanced to prevent security attacks against this type of vulnerability, based on the principle of “Security by Design”.

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3.0.16 Release Note

This release mainly includes one new feature for multi-site and two improvements related to the compatibility.

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3.0.11 Release Note

The legal framework for protection of personal data in EU will be changed from Directive 95/46/EC to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will come into force on 25 May 2018.

It was a big challenge for me to make my plugin complied with this regulation, because this plugin records IP address which is considered as personal data into its logs and cache on the database.

The main topic of this release note is to describe how this plugin was changed to meet the GDPR compliance.

Disclaimer: As I'm not a lawyer nor a jurist, I do not intend to provide you legal basis. In this article I only provides you nothing more than my technical and functional interpretation regarding the requirements of the GDPR.

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3.0.9 Release Note

On release 3.0.7, this plugin had been equipped with WordPress-IP-Geo-API for GeoLite2 free databases becase Maxmind announced that GeoLite Legacy Downloadable Databases will be stopped updating on April 1, 2018.

But the new databases seemed not to have enough entries compared to the legacy one. And also 3.0.7 had an serious bug which made descendent scanning stopped when the API claimed that a country code was unknown, i.e. ZZ.

After releasing 3.0.8 to fix the above issue on , I have observed how many times GeoLite2 databases claimed ZZ. It still occurred but I decided to change the priority of scanning order because the day will come on next month.

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3.0.6 Release Note

On December in 2017, the number of users of IP Geo Block have grown over 30,000. While being proud of this fact, I feel that this plugin should be improved much more because it is not ready to out-of-the-box. The fact that the questions on the forum related to the blocking behavior of this plugin have been increasing is telling about that.

I hope a new feature in this release can help to resolve the blocking issues when you have some experiences of unexpected blocking.

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