Wordfence Security
block admin user name? (4 posts)

  1. maddogmcewan
    Posted 3 years ago #

    [Topic modified "URGENT REQUEST" is useless and all caps is considered yelling and is rude]

    Wordfence has saved our bacon a few times in last few weeks - best there is - need urgent way to set up a rule

    Last few hours have been hit every second by attempted admin username logins - need a way to block automatically any attempt to login as admin username


  2. david
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There is an option in WordPress to do that. My guess is the hacker is then changing IP addresses. My solution to the problem was to create a list of blocked ID addressses in the .htaccess file.

  3. RobinInTexas
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In the Wordfence options

    Login Security Options
    Immediately lock out invalid usernames

    is already there. If you don't have an admin user there's no feature needed.

  4. sgpark
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Login Security Options
    Immediately lock out invalid usernames

    The problem with this is that you will lock out clumsy typists with valid user accounts. It's not a solution. A solution would be the ability to lock out people who try certain login usernames, such as "admin" or "administration", or the logins of previously banned users, etc.

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