I wish I could remember who recommend or told me about the Wordfence WordPress Plugin! I have been using it for a while now and I really like it. In fact, I REALLY like it now that I received a very bad email from the plugin!
Huh? What does that mean? Well, I just received the following email:
This alert was generated by Wordfence on “I Need Help With WordPress” at Monday 4th of February 2013 at 09:34:02 PM
A user with IP address 18.104.22.168 has been locked out from the signing in or using the password recovery form for the following reason: Exceeded the maximum number of login failures which is: 20
User IP: 22.214.171.124
User hostname: 126.96.36.199.addr.datapoint.ru
So it looks like someone was trying to break down the doors here at I Need Help With WordPress! Wordfence has stopped them in their tracks!
According to their home page, “Wordfence scans your site for viruses, malware, trojans, malicious links, protects your site against scrapers, aggressive robots, fake Googlebots, protects against brute force attacks and much much more.”
The folks at Wordfence have 4-tiers of support ranging from Free (i.e., their Starter Package) to Pro 10 (covers 10 sites with a slew of features!)
Check them out over at http://www.wordfence.com or from within your WordPress Dashboard under Plugins / Add New / and search for “Wordfence.”
Want some more info on WordPress Security – check out WPSecurityHelp.com for information on keeping your site safer than it probably is already!