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Account Hijacked? (2 posts)

  1. keeot
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I recently set up a new site http://www.familyfolkexplosion.com and had no issues logging into initially but three days ago it stopped recognizing my username and / or password. When I tried to send a password reset to the email I used to set it up it wasn't recognized. I received a confirmation email upon setup at an alternate email but when I request a password reset there nothing shows up. Non of the content on my site has been altered but I'm starting to think I've been hijacked. Does this make any sense?

  2. David Choi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, it does. Accounts are hijacked all the time... my server and WP Sites are hit by brutal force bots daily... so it is recommended to use security plugins. The one I use is

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-wp-security/

    you can change the login URL, so bots can't find the login page, also set to block out IPs after "n" retries, etc.

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