Just got this note from the security plugin: Your website, Squirrel Hacker, is undergoing a brute force attack. There have been at least 50 failed attempts to log in during the past 120 minutes that used one or more of the following components: ComponentCountValue from Current Attempt Network IP5018.104.22.168 Username50user Password1dragon The security plugin for WordPress is repelling the attack… Read more →
Based on the articles out there, I was expecting more, but I guess that is sensationalism for you. These are the results after 13 hours of having an admin user. Most of the attempts are coming from 22.214.171.124. It is interesting that the most commonly attacked user is the admin user, but as I suspected, they will also attack other… Read more →
Just added an admin account to see what all the fuss is about. Watching failed password attempts now.
Morten Rand-Hendriksen seems to think that changing your username from admin will solve everything. Problem: “admin” is still the default user name Solution: “admin” shouldn’t be an option If you think of it that way… then it is the solution to the exact problem “Admin is the default username”, but it is not the solution to not getting your site… Read more →