[lug] web site advice needed

George S. georges at mhsoftware.com
Thu Sep 12 16:24:55 MDT 2013

On 9/12/13 3:50 PM, Jed S. Baer wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:59:27 -0600
> George S. wrote:
>> After I figured out what the problem was, I secured the
>> wp-login.php page with an IP Address restriction. Another way would
>> have been to require basic authentication for the page and wp-admin.
>> This week, I'm seeing 1700 attempts for this hack.  If I didn't have
>> the page secured, I'm sure I would be seeing 10's or 100's of thousands.
>> If you're running wordpress, you should look at your logs for post
>> requests to wp-login.php.
> Doesn't the bad-behavior plugin help this quite a bit? Is it still even
> available?
The Limit Login Attempts Plugin looks promising. Really, I was just so 
desperate to get it stopped that the IP filtering via Apache was fast 
and easy.

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