[resolved] New Hacker Tool (3 posts)

  1. haireware
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Apparently there is something new hackers are using to infiltrate WP sites. I have been bouncing around between multiple sites today fighting it. They are able to make 3 username and password guesses to the previous one. For example, security is set to 5 password attempts in 5 minutes and then the hacker is locked out. 5 attempts is all they have ever been able to manage before being locked out. In the last couple days they are able to do 12-15 before the system catches it as 5.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress, by default, does not incorporate or any kind of lockout on the login. so this isn't a core issue and may be related to whatever plugin you are using to limit login attempts.

  3. haireware
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm gonna mark this as resolved because I know WP doesn't do that by default, but, mark my words, the bad guys have something new.

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