Brute force attacks, and why you should never keep admin as a login

This article is about the brute force attack that is going on against wordpress sites, but it points out what I have always said.  Never use “admin” as a login name.  I have used it myself, not to attack, but to help people get back into their account when they have lost access.  If it is an account that I didn’t set up, “admin” will be one of the log-ins, and usually will have their email attached to it.

But yes, this is very serious, and there are lots of way to protect yourself, so go do so now.  Such as limiting login attempts and forcing strong passwords.

Thank you Chris for the heads-up on this.


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