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[Plugin: Better WP Security] Frequently getting failed login attempts (8 posts)

  1. blogjunkie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Since I installed Better WordPress Security and implemented the limit logins feature, I've been getting lockout notices regularly. This isn't a problem with BWP but I'm curious why I'm getting these unauthorized login attempts. All I know is that they are from different IP addresses (so far). I don't have other users on my site so that rules out human error. Is it a bot trying to login?

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

  2. rwilki
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    do the ips have a pattern to them? not that it means anything, but have you geo-coded where the ips are coming from? you might try to do something about your login function. make it SSL, or use one of those functions where you can "hide it" from the obvious...

  3. blogjunkie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi rwiki, appreciate you taking the time to respond.

    At the moment I don't see any patterns. What do you mean hiding the login from the obvious?

  4. rwilki
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I haven't used any but I've read that there are plugins (and other ways) to actually move the wp-login to your site. I think you decide what the url will be and it makes it nearly impossible for people to guess. I think stealth login does this. Check the plugin repository here.... http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

  5. vbk100
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @rwilki

    Stealth login has been removed from the repository several days ago

  6. rwilki
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @vbk100 thanks. I didn't know.

  7. Euthenics
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm getting the redirection error URL frequently while trying to delete post in bulk. It brings me back the login page stating too many failed attempts. Not sure what is going on here.

  8. Euthenics
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Even with the latest version, the login problem still persist.

    Every time, once I logout, the message 'too many failed attempts' detected.

    Anybody encountered this problem?

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