Support » Plugin: Rublon Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) » Is this plugin stops brute force attacks?

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  • Hi fixingmywp, I don’t use this specific plugin, but two-factor authentication is very effective at preventing malicious logins – including those from brute force attacks. It does not actually stop the attack – bots can still hammer away at the login screen – but they can’t login.

    From the description page of this plugin …
    WHY DO I NEED TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION?
    Botnets carry out brute force attacks against thousands of WordPress sites and blogs every day, regardless of size. Once inside, botnets infect your visitors with malware. A compromised website leads to delisting by search engines or blocking by your hosting provider. Rublon Account Security prevents such attacks.

    Plugin Author Rublon

    (@rublon)

    Hi fixingmywp,

    Thank you for reaching out to us. Please excuse the late response time.

    The goal of brute force attacks is to find out a user’s password by bombarding the login form with requests including possible passwords. Rublon is not able to technically stop these requests, but it demotivates attackers because even if they find out your password, then they will have to pass through another security layer, which is Rublon Two-Factor Authentication. This means that targeting brute force attacks at websites that use Rublon is a waste of resources, hence this is how Rublon prevents these attacks from happening.

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