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WordPress Plugin - How To Configure Limit Login Attempts
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10th of March, 2014

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Limit Login Attempts

By default WordPress allows unlimited login attempts either through the login page or by sending special cookies. This allows passwords (or hashes) to be brute-force cracked with relative ease.

Limit Login Attempts blocks an Internet address from making further attempts after a specified limit on retries is reached, making a brute-force attack difficult or impossible.

Plugin homepage: https://wordpress.org/plugins/limit-login-attempts/

1.  From the WordPress dashboard, navigate to Plugins > Installed Plugins.

2.  Find “Limit Login Attempts” and click Activate.

3.  By default, the following standard settings apply:
    a.    Number of retries prior to short-duration lockout: 4
    b.    Short-duration lockout: 20 minutes
    c.    Number of lockouts prior to long duration lockout: 4
    d.    Long-duration lockout: 1 day

4.  These default options can be modified from Settings > Limit Login Attempts  

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