BruteProtect is a cloud-powered Brute Force attack prevention plugin. We leverage the millions of WordPress sites to identify and block malicious IPs
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.
This is by far my favorite security plugin. So simple to install and seemingly very effective. I wish there was more information and settings, etc.. on the bruteprotect website but I can be very happy just the way things are.
This simple plugin saved me
Plugins are not all created equally, especially when they require an API key, which BruteForce does. However, the BruteForce team has made the installation of this PlugIn amazingly easy. The plugin finds your WordPress setup email address and quickly emails you the API key with the press of a button, which you then input on the same page with no reloading.
Since we have just installed it on our SEO and social media software blog at http://theseosystem, we have not yet seen the results, but we can assume that they are good based on other's feedback.
If the simplicity and design of the installation is any indication, this plugin is perfect for protecting your wp-login.php file.
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