Security against brute force attacks by tracking IP, name, password; requiring very strong passwords. Idle timeout. Maintenance mode lockdown.
I feel secure with this thing running on the background. Had some 125 attempt attacks. Although the IP was not clearly listed. showed only first 3 sections.
Easy & fast to install and functions as described.
I think it works quite well. But I do require at least 13chars for passwords and did require all users to change their password once it was installed. I use the authors recommended settings in most other instances.
The plug in is very well written. Highly recommended.
Works As Advertised
Yesterday your plugin successfully repelled a brute force attack (many thanks!)
After realizing that the wanna be hacker wasn’t going to let this one go I had to use Stealth Login Page to redirect him to a twitter page I had set up just to ask wtf was going on.
The only thing was that the IP address I got in my mail was too short (213.74.108)
That would really scarred the kitty straight if he had seen
“wtf 213.74.108… it’s Saturday! hacking hours from Monday to Friday 8:30 – 17:30”
Seems to work- I get logged out if I'm idle for 15 minutes so I know it's doing it's stuff and it checks the passwords are strong.
Repelled 3 hours of brute force attacks on my site.
... I'm still missing some features like to be able to customize the send out messages and an option to just request a password change for a single user (but maybe I missed this how it would work).
As I write this, the plugin is successfully repelling an extended brute force attack against one of my WP sites. How do I know? Because the plugin helpfully e-mails detailed reports to me when the attacks start, what IP is being used, what user name is being tried, what password (MD5) is being tried, etc.
This plugin is easy to install, easy to use, and is a huge help in securing WP.
With all the brute force attacks going on in the last few months this plugin has done an outstanding job.
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