How to Discourage Brute Force by Blocking Author Scans in WordPress


How to Discourage Brute Force by Blocking Author Scans in WordPress
Maisie Pickett

A common technique used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to websites is called ‘Brute Force’. Using this technique, hackers use software designed to scan a website for vulnerabilities and gain access by exploiting any of them. We use Sucuri for security of our websites because they actively block malicious requests. One common entry point that these brute force bots try to exploit is by running an author scans. In this article, we will show you how to discourage brute force by blocking author scans in WordPress.

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Katlyn Greco

A common technique used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to websites is called ‘Brute Force’. Using this technique, hackers use software designed to scan a website for vulnerabilities and gain access by exploiting any of them. I use IP blocking security on my websites because they actively block malicious requests. One common entry point that these brute force bots try to exploit is by running an author scans. In this article, we will show you how to discourage brute force by blocking author scans in WordPress.

How to Discourage Brute Force by Blocking Author Scans in WordPress
Rubie Canty

A common technique used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to websites is called ‘Brute Force’. Using this technique, hackers use software designed to scan a website for vulnerabilities and gain access by exploiting any of them. We use Sucuri for security of our websites because they actively block malicious requests. One common entry point that these brute force bots try to exploit is by running an author scans. In this article, we will show you how to discourage brute force by blocking author scans in WordPress.

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Kathleen Lawrence

Yep, WP author enumeration protection code is a good idea. See this forum topic for additional information about this and also some BPS Custom Code that you may want to use instead of the code you posted: https://forum.ait-pro.com/forums/topic/wordpress-author-enumeration-bot-probe-protection-author-id-user-id/

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Sara Romero

This page was moved to https://wordpress.org/support/article/brute-force-attacks/ except above language locator.

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Opal Curry

Click on payload set which will show two numeric numbers 1 and 2 select number 1 for first payload position. Further click on load button in payload option and configure your simple list string that will use as payload or you can add path of any dictionary username only. Similarly select number 2 for another payload position. Add path of any dictionary having password only. Click on start attack.

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