6 Million Password Attacks in 16 Hours and How to Block Them

6 Million Password Attacks in 16 Hours and How to Block Them

Last week in the President’s cyber security op-ed in the Wall Street Journal he implored Americans to move beyond simple passwords and to enable two factor authentication or cellphone sign-in. One of the things we monitor at Wordfence is the number of brute force attacks on WordPress websites. Brute force attacks are password guessing attacks, where an attacker tries to sign in as you by guessing…

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