Stop Spammer In my recent “Delete Your Admin Account” post, I noted the steady stream of login attemts, most often against the username “Admin” on numerous WordPress blogs that I’m involved with. The highest traffic, and hence the most spamified of these blogs is iRez, and so I recently installed the “Stop Spammer” plugin
Twitter Password Security Can you believe it, I’ve seen FOUR different Twitter accounts hacked in the past 3 weeks! All had “weak” passwords (short, all lowercase) and luckily the damage was only some bogus posts, nothing too terrible and the passwords weren’t changed thereby stealing the account from the owner. Still, a hijacking is pretty
WordPress Security I’ve been seeing a lot of bot login attempts on a number of different WordPress installs lately. Almost always (but not exclusively) they’re attempts to login to the account “admin”. There’s a pretty good chance you have a user with this name since WordPress often creates one when you initially do the install.