Currently during the month of December WordPress brute force attacks are on the rise. A brute force attach is where a hacker tries to guess your username and password to gain access to your site. This is not a sophisticated type of attach, but if you are using easy to guess usernames and passwords accessing your site is easier.
One of the reasons for the increase in WordPress brute force attacks is the time of the season. Hackers want to be able to find sites that they can easily get into and use to send out spam. Have you noticed the amount of unwanted emails that you are currently receiving this time of year that the domain name nothing to do with the product or service being sold? Those sites more then likely have been hacked.
Just a few simple thinks that you can do to make it more difficult for hackers to hack your website using WordPress brute force attacks are:
1 – Do not use “admin” or your “websites name” for the login.
2 – Do not us a simple password such as “12345” make passwords no less then 8 characters containing upper and lower case, numbers and symbols. We recommend around 14 – 24 characters the longer the harder to hack the password.
3 – Add a plugin to protect against WordPress brute force attacks and that will also help secure your site.
4 – These are just a few quick and simple tactics you can use to deter hackers
If you are unsure how to protect your WordPress site or would like to have us work with you to provide security and backup services for your site, Rave Review WordPress Security Services can help.