When I tried setting up the 'cookie based brute force' feature, here's what happened:
I did the cookie test, and passed. Then, I set up a 'secret word' and checked the box to enable it and saved.
Now, when I go to the url (http://www.yoursite.com/?yoursecretword=1), it brings up my home page, not a login page. So, I clicked the login link on my page, but that goes to the http://127.0.0.1 page.
Trying the secret word on the wp-login.php page doesn't work either.
So, how do I get to the login?
Also, I would need this to work for other contributors to my site. So, if I give them the secret word and tell them to append it to the site url, will it work for them?