Just a quick note – I just wrote a post over on the The Webfiles about being locked out of all of my own sites due to my IP address being blocked by the Bad Behavior plugin I’m using on my sites to block out the majority of spam I receive.
If you are also a Bad Behavior plugin user and you’ve been locked out of your site please go to the Bad Behavior website and download the new update version 2.0.11. This will resolve the problem was that caused when the plugin creator moved his sites to a new server:
All users should update to Bad Behavior 2.0.11 immediately to prevent being blocked from your own site.
Within the past two days users have found themselves blocked from their own sites while using recent versions of Bad Behavior. A third party blacklist which Bad Behavior queries recently began sending false positives for any IP address queried, causing everyone using Bad Behavior to be blocked. This issue is fixed in Bad Behavior 2.0.11.
Michael Hampton, the plugin creator, goes on to explain the cause of the problem further within the post, but the key thing to do if you are experiencing problems with Bad Behavior is to download the plugin update as it should resolve an issues that you are currently experiencing.