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WordPress fix Too many login attempts

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by joncosby, Nov 3, 2017.

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    Too many login attempts, by joncosby


    My blog’s been under a brute force attack, and I’ve taken the measure of password-protecting the wp-admin directory, in addition to the WordPress password. I also use the Limit Login Attempts plugin, set at 4 attempts and 10 minutes. After being away from the site for a few hours, I went to log back in. Before attempting to do so, wp-admin was locked for too many failed attempts. How is this possible? I have strong passwords. I understand LLA blocks the specific IP address, is this right? If not, do you think my directory password was cracked already?

    Too many login attempts

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