After my blog was hacked a few months ago, I’ve been understandably more security conscious on my blog. One of the things I’ve done is install a few security plugins (most notably Wordfence Security). Wordfence is an absolutely fantastic security plugin, it monitors the files in your site to make sure that they don’t change unexpectedly, and more importantly it monitors login attempts (and other page requests on your site) for potentially harmful login attempts.
Over the past few weeks a global brute force attack has been targeting wordpress installations. I first found out about it because Wordfence started notifying me that there were more failed login attempts than usual.
Protect yourself and your blog with the following crucial steps: