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Attempt to access hacking user login on website (5 posts)

  1. JC1520
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi I have just installed my website on server with a new installation of WP

    I have not done any configuration at all but i am getting 3 new users on my site trying to setup accounts all ending with .ru and hotmail.com etc

    I have not even send the website live yet or even submit it to the google engine

    is this a bad sign of hacking attempts how can i stop users creating accounts on my WP site
    I only set this up 3 days ago

    I am new to WP

  2. Matt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Make sure that in settings, under general, you have it set so nobody can sign up.

  3. JC1520
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi thank you but i am going to use WP as forum for members later on down stream will a forum plug in take care of that if not it must be a way to control the user creation by admin authorisation when account is created

  4. Matt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Plenty of plugins out there that make it harder for bots to sign up for your site. Just gotta throw in a Google search (or search the plugin repos).

  5. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    bad behaviour
    akismet
    cookies for comments

    Those three plugins will save a lot of headache down the road for various spam issues

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