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[resolved] Block IP single attempt on user name (3 posts)

  1. gwc_wd
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Would it be useful to some coder (since I wouldn't ask someone to write something that they wouldn't find useful themselves :) to mod the Limit Login code to auto-block IPs that attempt to log in with username Admin or admin?

    Since security conscious WP admins never have a user named "admin," any attempt to log in with that name is fake and blocking the IP may reduce dictionary attacks that start with admin and then work through a list.

    Basically it's just blocking IPs on a single bad attempt for a specific username but I have no idea how to cook the code.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/limit-login-attempts/

  2. johanee
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I do not think this is advisable as a general rule. I will however be adding a hook to the lockout path in the next version if anyone want to do it themselves.

  3. M Asif Rahman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think this will be very nice and very useful feature.

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