Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security » automatically block failed login using invalid username "admin"

  • Hi Mark,

    What is to be done to set automatic blocking for all failed logins with invalid username “admin”?

    I am surprised to see the frequency, which is several times in an hour, of these type of failed logins using “admin”. from different IPs. Is that true?

    Ukraine Kiselev, Ukraine attempted a failed login using an invalid username “admin”.
    IP: [block]
    4 hours 5 mins ago

    What do these “unrecognized files” mean?

    [Mar 04 23:48:01] Scanned contents of 11445 unrecognized files at 67.13 per second
    [Mar 04 23:48:02] Scanned contents of 11467 unrecognized files at 66.75 per second
    [Mar 04 23:48:03] Scanned contents of 11517 unrecognized files at 66.64 per second
    [Mar 04 23:48:04] Scanned contents of 11578 unrecognized files at 66.61 per second
    [Mar 04 23:48:05] Scanned contents of 11639 unrecognized files at 66.57 per second

    My site was hacked when wordfence security plugin was active. I took the necessary steps as given in codex and wordfence documentation. It is disappointing that your team did not respond when I submitted tickets on and at this plugin support after the site was hacked.

    Best wishes and regards,
    Dr. Ashok Koparday

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  • I agree with all of the above. it seems more pharma hacks than ever. and the support seems to have gone AWOL.

    We aren’t premium members.

    I resolved this using “Immediately lock out invalid usernames”. Thanks to Mark Maunder and his team for an adorable plugin.

    maybe it does work. but my once popular websites and blog are now just flooded with attempts on login or other administration links or inappropriate links, like for cheap drugs or other stuff.

    one in 23 pages of visitor links came from a link from a friendly site I had referred to.

    all my years of work for nothing but these awful spammers, and googlebot is just another one of them.

    I don’t want to take this site down, but what’s the point?

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