Security and WordPress Brute Force Password Cracking

There are ongoing botnet attacks on WordPress sites that try to gain access by brute force guessing a username / password to allow login to the site. If you have a WordPress site, we would recommend 2 urgent steps to prevent infection 1) Ensure all login accounts have hard to guess passwords. Easy to say, but in general any password …

How secure is your password?

Here’s an interesting article – the list of the 25 most common passwords. But there’s a bigger lesson here. There have been multiple leaks from sites that haven’t encrypted their user’s passwords. And password files with 6.5 million passwords were uploaded to hackers sites in June, which can be used for dictionary attacks on user accounts. So the question isn’t …