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How to combat the brute force attacks on WordPress blogs

We wrote 1.5 months ago in the article Botnet attack on WordPress about the ongoing distributed attack on the WordPress platform. WordPress has a default administrator called “admin” which can be changed to any user upon installation. According to various sources, the … Continue reading

Botnet attack on WordPress

Over the past two week, we have been tracking an alarming brute force password-guessing attacks against Web sites powered by WordPress – the most popular content management system in use today (Avira Techblog also runs WordPress). You can see below … Continue reading