WordPress Can Get Hacked

I was reading a article from Lost Art Of Blogging.

Which scared me a little as I would hate to have my site being redirected by hackers to a site that could be porn or worse and then have Google de-index my site from there search engine-In this article there is a link to a free plugin which I have just installed to my wordpress-very simple installation- Plugin is called LOGIN LOCKDOWN It is not the holy grail but it does offer some great protection.It simply works that if someone tries to hack into your site LockDown records the IP address and timestamp of every failed WordPress login attempt. If more than a certain number of attempts are detected within a short period of time from the same IP range, then the login function is disabled for all requests from that range. This helps to prevent brute force password discovery. Currently the plugin defaults to a 1 hour lock out of an IP block after 3 failed login attempts within 5 minutes. This can be modified via the Options panel. Administrators can release locked out IP ranges manually from the panel.
I highly recommend you get this free plugin and install into WordPress-Any problems doing this please email me.



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