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  • Handoko


    I never have such huge amount of login attempts, but I think it is normal. Random attack from hackers. If your website is more popular, you may get more attacks.

    Using the ban list feature is very useful to stop keep coming back IPs. You may also need to tighten your login security when your site get lots of login attempt:

    1. Goto menu > Security > Login Limits.
    2. Set the Max Login Attempts Per Host low, for example: 3.
    3. Set the Login Time Period high, for exampe: 600.
    4. Set the Lockout Time Period high, for example: 1200.

    Thanks for the reply Handoko. I had checked it a few days ago and it was over 5000, but the site doesn’t get that much traffic.

    I’ll take the steps you pointed out above.


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