[Resolved] Hackers targetting site: How to change Usernames?
For a long time hackers have been trying to hack our WordPress site; but i have a plug-in installed that limits the number of times someone can try with a Username; after that they are locked out for 20mins to 24 hours depending on the number of attempts.
I’ve never worried too much about this as for the last two years they have always tried using the default username “admin”.
They have obviously been to our site and are using our Display Names as an attempt to hack in via password hits using this Display Name. Our error is that our UserNames match the Display Names. Our passwords are supremely complex, but i’d rather not take the risk in the medium term.
Via this link, i have tried to change our UserNames – but despite what WPress indicates here, this guidance does not match 3.4.1 and does not allow us to change the UserNames, or to change the Display Names beyond 4 potential versions around our first and last names.
Any suggestions please?
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