Protect WordPress Blog From Brute Force Hacking Attacks
Has your wordpress blog been hacked before? WordPress is a great application but it is not 100% secure so it doesn’t hurt to give your blog security a helping hand.
Login LockDown is a security plugin for wordpress that helps stop hackers guessing your wordpress password by locking them out after a certain number of failed login attempts.
WordPress Security Plugin : Lock against Hacking Attempts
Login 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. Admin can release locked out IP ranges manually from the panel.
1. Extract login-lockdown.1.5.zip into your plugins directory into its own folder
2. Activate the plugin in the Plugin options.
3. Customize the settings from the Options panel, if desired.
Requires at least WordPress 2.5, tested up to 2.8.4
> Download : Login LockDown v1.5
Source & Image Credits : Creative Commando (Web Design Blog)