[wp-hackers] Admin Login Brute Force Attacks

Ian Dunn ian at iandunn.name
Wed Mar 20 20:29:25 UTC 2013

#21737 will tighten password rules.

IMHO, Login Security Solution is a much more sophisticated plugin to 
block brute force attempts than Limit Login Attempts, Login Lock, Login 
Lockdown, etc. It also can enforce password requirements.


On 03/20/2013 12:33 PM, Marko Heijnen wrote:
> Hey,
> I wouldn't recommend this plugin. You only need it when you don't trust the plugins you are using. For me it would give me fake trust that everything is more safe.
> The reasons is that most things aren't needed or fixed in the wrong place. Executable file uploads can't be done or can be fixed by using filters.
> Also PHP files in the upload folder shouldn't be executable at all. You can solve that with .htaccess or nginx rules.
> You are already doing one thing good and that is limiting the amount of failed logins. You still can force better passwords.
> That is also something WordPress by default should do. In my case I'm running a network site and will implement an IP check for all super admin accounts.
> But yeah something like that would be for plugins to take care off.
> Marko
> Op 20 mrt. 2013, om 20:09 heeft Joan Artés <jartes at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:

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