This page was first published on the 25th of February, 2017 and last updated on the 25th of February, 2017 by Patrick Carpen.
If you’re building a self-hosted WordPress website, you need the Logonizer plugin. This is a security plugin that allows you to set a limit on the number of failed login attempts made to your site.
Today, hackers are on the loose and running rampant all over the internet. Almost all WordPress sites are being targeted. The fact is: the more successful your WordPress website gets, the more it will be attacked by hackers. That is because the more noticeable it becomes, the more hackers will have their eyes on it.
Hackers use malicious software to carry brute force login attempts on your WordPress website. This means they use robots to try to guess your password using random combinations of letters and numbers. Sounds like a shot in the dark? Don’t be so simple.
And don’t underestimate these hackers. They analyise thousands of stolen passwords to determine password trends and fine tune their robots to hit you where it is most likely to hurt.
For a human, guessing a random password can be hard, but for a robot, which churns out combinations in the wink of an eye, it can and “does” happen!
Protect yourself! Get the logonizer plugin. What does the logonizer plugin do? It allows you to set a tolerable limit of failed login attempts. Say you set it to 3, then when the robots failed on the third attempt, they are locked out and security measures are taken to protect your account.
This is a smart move in today’s perilous worlds of websites kidnappers.
Get the logonizer plugin today and protect your WordPress website from hackers, spammers, hijackers and kidnappers!
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