I woke up on Saturday morning to news that there was a world wide attack on WordPress websites. The initial report I read was on the PCWorld blog. After reading this I popped over to the Securi website to see if they were reporting it as an issue too and yes they were.

This “brute force” attack is trying to login to your WordPress website by guessing your username and password. The more generic your username and password, the more chance you have of them making a correct guess and taking over your website.

So how do you protect your WordPress website from such attacks?

1) If you are using the username “admin


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