In case anyone did not receive this, Lorelle at wordpress put this post up today. It is about fighting spammers, passwords that are resistant to attack, etc.

Lorelle on WordPress

Sucuri, the web security specialists, published “Brute force attacks against WordPress sites,” an in depth look at not just the importance of a strong password but the brute force nature and anatomy of login and registration access attacks.

There is a technique known as brute-force attack. Like the name implies, access is gained to your environment through brute force. Often conducted by bots, these attacks will run through a compiled list of common passwords and their permutations (i.e., password, Pa$$w0rd, p@ssw0rd, etc..). Yes, the attackers know that you substitute ‘A’ for an ‘@’ and ‘S’ for a ‘$’. Using this method the attackers are gaining access to your wp-admin, this then allows them to serve spam via your posts, deface your home page like we recently saw with ServerPro, and inject any one of the other types of malware roaming the interwebs.

Because of the consistency and…

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9 Responses to

  1. Caddo Veil says:

    Many thanks, Kate!! God bless you.

  2. ouradoptionexperience says:

    Reblogged this on Murray and Sandra's adoption journey and commented:
    Some good tips on password tips. Passwords have become necessary, but some of the rules are so difficult, it is ridiculous. And on top of it all, the gurus say not to write your passwords down. How are on earth are you to keep things straight?
    A sticky note beside your computer, inside your day planner, or similar location is not a great idea. This presents a solution to the insanity.

  3. fgassette says:

    Thanks for sharing. I need to read this.


  4. dogear6 says:

    Great article – thanks!

  5. Kate Kresse says:

    I hope it helps a lot of people!

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