[teknoids] Worldwide attack on Wordpress installs
jmayer at cali.org
Fri Apr 12 16:18:29 EDT 2013
Protecting Against WordPress Brute-Force Attacks
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:
>> 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 R. Masters
>> Director of Internet Development
>> Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
>> emasters at cali.org 773-332-7508
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