[teknoids] Worldwide attack on Wordpress installs

John Mayer jmayer at cali.org
Fri Apr 12 16:18:29 EDT 2013


Protecting Against WordPress Brute-Force Attacks
http://blog.sucuri.net/2013/04/protecting-against-wordpress-brute-force-attacks.html

John


On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 3:14 PM, Ginsberg, Deborah <
dginsberg at kentlaw.iit.edu> wrote:

> Any recommendations for tightening security?
>
> Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian
> IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Library*
> *565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL, 60661, 312-906-5673,
> dginsberg at kentlaw.iit.edu  <dginsberg at kentlaw.iit.edu>
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 1:49 PM, Elmer Masters <emasters at cali.org> wrote:
>
>> Folks,
>> There are waves of brute force attacks currently going on against
>> Wordpress sites world wide. The attacks are causing major outages for
>> various hosting companies. You can get the latest details with this
>> Google search: http://cca.li/mV. If you're running Wordpress I would
>> recommend that you take a look at some of the steps that can be taken
>> to strengthen security.
>>
>> CALI's Classcaster system (www.calsscaster.net) is powered by
>> Wordpress and I've taken a number of steps to tighten security. The
>> Classcaster system has had over 13,000 blocked login attempts today
>> alone. As of right now it is fine, though a bit slow while a deep scan
>> is running.
>>
>> Happy Friday,
>> Elmer.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Elmer R. Masters
>> Director of Internet Development
>> Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
>> emasters at cali.org    773-332-7508
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