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  • After renaming admin and reducing the count to 1, it’s great to see the reduction of IPs trying to get into the admin account.

    But I’m still seeing a lot of IPs trying ‘root’.

    What’s annoying is that ‘root’ is a name I have barred in the overall settings of wordpress anyway. It would be really handy if iThemes Security could import that list and apply it in the same manner that admin is applied

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/

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  • I’ve just realised that it’s not a banned username, but rather a banned site name.

    However, I’m getting over 100 hits for various IPs all trying each of my site installs under my multisite. I did notice the same IP requesting on a couple of them. If an IP is banned from one site, they should be banned from all.

    Is this something that’s going to be looked at?

    ie,

    1) having a list of banned usernames that can get immediate rejection, and

    2) ban the IPs across all sites in a multisite

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    iThemes Security feature roadmap.

    dwinden

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