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Offline Lindsay

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New Security Measures For WordPress Login
« on: August 15, 2015, 02:25:58 AM »


We have implemented a new security measure to discourage brute-force hacking attempts on your WordPress login.

When logging in to WordPress, all hostees will now be presented with an additional Human Security Check.

This is a popup prompt which requires a login/password before letting you proceed. The credentials have been emailed to all our existing clients.

Any new WordPress that is installed will also have this new security check added automatically. Everything else will function as normal. The credentials will only need to be entered once per session, and only when logging into WordPress.

The login/password can be saved in your browser so you donít need to type it every time.

Why Is This Necessary?

Brute forcing WordPress logins (trying to guess them) is nothing new, but recently there has been a massive surge in these hacking attempts. With this security check, it stops the bots dead in their tracks.

Another additional option that hostees should consider is using Cloudflare. It is free to sign up and will not only protect your fansite from many security threats, but also helps improve performance with their CDN and static content caching.

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Re: New Security Measures For WordPress Login
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2015, 03:14:28 AM »
This could be why I can't access my Wordpress panel via my phone? It just asks me for my username and password as usual, but nothing else comes up for me extra and therefore I'm unable to login. I'm on safari on iPhone. I logged in fine on my Mac yesterday.

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Re: New Security Measures For WordPress Login
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2015, 23:55:42 PM »
Hello Lauren,

You don't appear to have this security measure activated on your site, so your login issues are probably caused by something else.

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Re: New Security Measures For WordPress Login
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2015, 03:57:11 AM »
Haha now I'm just miffed by that one!