I was almost in a panic today when I got the following WordPress 403 Error:

Your Internet Protocol address is listed on a blacklist of addresses involved in malicious or illegal activity. See the listing below for more details on specific blacklists and removal procedures..

“Due to a real problem with a third party blacklist that Bad Behavior uses, users we’re sent a false positive and effectivley locked out of the WordPress account…”

THANKFULLY, the Bad Behavior people are on the ball and rectified this immediately.

You can download the patch and fine more about the issue here:


To fix your problem follow the following steps:

1. Get the patch from above and unzip it to your computer
2. FTP into the site where you are hosting WordPress
3. Copy the files contained in the patch over-top of your other Bad Behavior files in the wp-content/plugins folder

That’s it!  Try logging on again!

Best regards fellow WordPressers, Press on!


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