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  • blogjunkie


    Since I installed Better WordPress Security and implemented the limit logins feature, I’ve been getting lockout notices regularly. This isn’t a problem with BWP but I’m curious why I’m getting these unauthorized login attempts. All I know is that they are from different IP addresses (so far). I don’t have other users on my site so that rules out human error. Is it a bot trying to login?

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  • rwilki


    do the ips have a pattern to them? not that it means anything, but have you geo-coded where the ips are coming from? you might try to do something about your login function. make it SSL, or use one of those functions where you can “hide it” from the obvious…



    Hi rwiki, appreciate you taking the time to respond.

    At the moment I don’t see any patterns. What do you mean hiding the login from the obvious?



    I haven’t used any but I’ve read that there are plugins (and other ways) to actually move the wp-login to your site. I think you decide what the url will be and it makes it nearly impossible for people to guess. I think stealth login does this. Check the plugin repository here….


    Stealth login has been removed from the repository several days ago

    @vbk100 thanks. I didn’t know.

    I’m getting the redirection error URL frequently while trying to delete post in bulk. It brings me back the login page stating too many failed attempts. Not sure what is going on here.

    Even with the latest version, the login problem still persist.

    Every time, once I logout, the message ‘too many failed attempts’ detected.

    Anybody encountered this problem?

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