BruteProtect is a cloud-powered Brute Force attack prevention plugin and the best protection against botnet attacks.
Started earning its keep immediately. Now if only there was an equivalent plugin for 404 'vulnerable string' attacks (that's a hint BruteProtect developers!).
had attacks on my wp-login, over 30K hits a month (with 1K hits a day, all different ips).
Once installed this great plug-in only I saw only bout 10 hits a day, since than only 30 attempts were blocked (I think that attacker did not even try to brute my site anymore because the plug-in blocked him)
I like this plugin. I'm using it as part of a three-part security system, since I can't find any security plugins that work properly. I've read too many horror stories about some of them, including one I was using for a while.
BruteProtect couldn't be simpler to set up. And it seems to be working. In just a few weeks, it's block over 50 attempts to hack into my site.
This plugin seems like an answer to a prayer. It's easy to install and it seems to work great so far.
This thing works great just install add email get your key and you are done, the bruteforce attacks are coming in hard now since the botnet is growing by taking over larger more powerful servers and pcs.
21 stopped so far for me in 3 days I just moved hosting and had extra security scripts on old host.
This may be another option you want to implement no need for a plugin just ask your host to but a script up in your file directory for a popup captcha on wp-login.php
Also search thread of Hardening WordPress
Thanks for this plugin! Anyone not running this for extra protection is asking for a hack.
Highly encrypted passwords on every account you have email, wordpress etc is recommended, need to generate one just go to cpanel generate it from the mysql tab copy it save it then cancel the box quick method I always have used.
easy to implement brute force login protection
I use BruteProtect alongside Wordfence, with no problems, and so far it's blocked 44 attempts in 4 days. Excellent, keep up the good work.
I saw the author of this plugin present at WordCamp Boston a few weeks ago and was very impressed. He explained how this plugin works and why it's unique in what it does. He knows his stuff and this plugin does what it says and does it well. I've already installed it on many of my sites and plan to add it to every site manage. I look forward to seeing how this plugin grows.
BruteProtect has stopped 7,156 malicious attempts to access my site and I'm using this plugin only few weeks. Thanks guys!
Early days still, but I am extremely impressed so far.
I was using Wordfence before, but that was making my CPU spike (and even crashing the server on occasion) while the login form was under attack.
Since installing BruteProtect, the attacks have stopped, and the CPU is down from 80% average load to around 3% average.
Can I just point that out again. My CPU was under an average 80% load when using another security plugin, and it is now down to about 3%. That is incredible!
My page load times have reduced by about half, from average of around 2 to 3 seconds with Wordfence down to under 1 second with BruteProtect.
This is tremendous. Thank you, thank you.
I have started spreading the word too.
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