As a business owner, you’ve put in a lot of hard work to create a website that showcases your brand and connects with your customers.
But have you considered the possibility of a cyberattack that could damage your website, your reputation, and your business?
One of the most common types of such attacks that you need to guard against is a brute force attack.
What is a Brute Force Attack?
This is when a hacker uses automated software to repeatedly try different username and password combinations to break into your WordPress site’s admin area.
If successful, they can steal sensitive information, change your site’s content, or even install malware.
This can lead to data breaches, damage to your site’s reputation, and worst of all, a loss of business.
Well, the good news is that there are several measures you can take to effectively prevent brute force attacks.
Here are a few you should implement as soon as possible:
✅ Use strong passwords
Make sure your passwords are unique, complex and include a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid using common words and phrases.
✅ Set up two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second form of identification when logging in (such as a code sent to your phone).
✅ Limit login attempts
By setting a limit on the number of times someone can enter incorrect credentials before being blocked, you’re making it much more difficult for a brute force attack to succeed.
✅ Monitor login attempts and block IPs
Keep an eye on who is attempting to log in and block any IPs that are trying to perform a brute force attack.
✅ Use CAPTCHA
This adds an extra layer of protection by requiring users to prove they are human before logging in.
By taking these steps, you’ll be on your way to securing your website against brute force attacks.
Most of them can easily be implemented using Hide My WP Ghost by Squirrly.
And the best part?
You’ll have peace of mind knowing your website and data are much better protected.
I know that security can be a daunting topic, but I hope the information provided in this article has been helpful for you.