Support » Plugin: Botnet Attack Blocker » Used to like it

  • EclipseDesignConcepts

    (@eclipsedesignconcepts)


    Well I have been using this for a while and since I didn’t have any issues I could only assume it was working. I was sadly and poorly mistaken. Today my site was under such a heavy brute force attack that my hosting company shut down my site to protect their own servers from crashing. They said I had over 700,000 login attempts in less than an hour. This plugin DOES NOT WORK! DO NOT RELY ON IT!

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  • Plugin Author cheesefather

    (@cheesefather)

    Hi, the plugin prevents people from logging into your WordPress site but in does not prevent people requesting the login page (although they only see an error message) – so it minimises any damage by loading as few resources as possible each time and also prevents your WP from being compromised/hacked into. I imagine the attackers just hit your login page multiple times and couldn’t get any further. So the plugin worked as expected and protected you. Feel free to test this yourself. Sorry for any confusion. Thanks.

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