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.
Extra WordPress Security Protection Against Brute Force Login Attempts #
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.
Install WordPress Captcha plugin #
You can easily install the WordPress Captcha plugin in your WordPress back-end.
- Go to
Plugins → Add New
- Fill out “Captcha” in the Search box and click
- In my case, the plugin I want is the first one by BestWebSoft, so simply click
(click OK to install the plugin)
- When the plugin is downloaded and installed, click
- You can manage the plugin settings in your Admin menu
- Enter the settings you’d like. Note that I’ve unchecked the “Words” option, since this uses the WordPress language; with a Dutch version of WordPress you only get Dutch words like “zeven” and “acht”.
Save Changeswhen you’re done.
- When you log out of WordPress and try to log in again, you’ll notice a Captcha form field, with our title “Fill in the form”:
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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