WordPress security can be improved with plugins. Also from brute-force login attempts. Lately, a lot of brute force attacks are targeted against WordPress websites.
You can add an extra security layer to your WordPress Login page by using a captcha plugin. A captcha prevents (protects against) brute-force login attempts. One of many is
Captcha plugin by BestWebSoft. Please use Vevida Captcha now (dev-version).
This plugin is easy to install and configure, and translated into many languages.
You can easily install the WordPress Captcha plugin in your WordPress back-end.
Plugins → Add New
(click OK to install the plugin)
Save Changes when you’re done.
All done! :)
Want to know more about brute-force attacks in WordPress? See how to protect WordPress from brute-force XML-RPC attacks and how to add a delay to your WordPress login form (particularly why a delay is not recommended).
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My name is Jan. I am not a hacker, coder, developer, programmer or guru. I am merely a system administrator, doing my daily thing at Vevida in the Netherlands. With over 15 years of experience, my specialties include Windows Server, IIS, Linux (CentOS, Debian), security, PHP, websites & optimization.
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