Brilliant! For the last few weeks my VPS has been grinding to a halt because of brute force bot attacks. Despite installing various plugins the problems continued. Then I installed BruteProtect across all sites and since then I've not had a single warning from WordFence and everything has been running smoothly. Excellent plugin, thanks guys :)
What a time waster to deal with those stupid attacks; what a waste of adrenaline!
...not anymore so it seems.
Just installed it today for 11 websites.
I like the idea of having a centralized database/blacklist, shared with all users.
Centralized updates is a great idea; not sure yet if I can trust this without manually checking the updated websites.
Started blocking IP addresses from day one I installed it.
Easy-to-use protection. I also like the way it keeps tabs on my hosting service, too. It sends me an email whenever my site goes down, then it sends me another message when the site goes back up.
I'm always amazed by how many attempts BruteProtect stops without even a hint of a performance hit.
The ability to setup automated plugin updates across my connected sites is also a nice plus.
An essential plug-in for dealing with the inevitable onslaught of brute force log-ins.
'BruteProtect Shield is a cloud-powered brute force attack prevention plugin and the best protection against botnet attacks. It is now and will always be 100% free.'
Was using an IP blocker that started slowing down the sites because of the sheer number of attacks. Switched to BP and the performance issues went away.
Great community based botnet prevention.
If only this plugin could be extended to also protect DDOS on index.php and XMLRPC.php (both of which appear to get hammered) that would be amazing!
Update BruteProtect to 2.1 and can not login in administration : obtain ERROR 500.
Remove BruteProtect directly in database and all is ok.
I'm not sure what the previous reviewer, phatwp, is talking about. This does NOT slow down your website, it effectively kills all the annoying bot attacks in an instant with no effect on website performance.
Works hand-in-hand with Wordfence, I couldn't be happier. Props to the devs.
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