The WordPress admin user – an open invitation for hackers?

The WordPress admin user – an open invitation for hackers? Avatar Posted by stephend under Social Media
From http://digitalinternet.co.uk 873 days ago
Made Hot by: bizyolk on February 18, 2013 8:38 am
Do you use the default admin username on a WordPress powered website? If so, you should consider deleting it as you could be providing an easy 'in' for hackers.



Comments


Written by DiTesco
866 days ago

Mind boggling, I have to admit. Still don't know why some people fail to change their username. Really a good reminder, and I'll actually go a step further by saying, don't consider.. just do it!



Written by stephend
866 days ago

Absolutely agree! And it's so easy to do too!



Written by bigmoneyweb
867 days ago

Very interesting!, I never knew about all this till I read this post. I will follow your instructions and change my own wordpress details.

Thanks for sharing!



Written by stephend
867 days ago

A lot of people don't, they usually only find out about it after their site is hacked.

Glad you enjoyed the post!



Written by sigbjorn
867 days ago

I have had former Wordpress installations hacked, and one of the first things I learned after these attacks was to change the name of my admin user in Wordpress. Great advices and instructions in the article :)



Written by stephend
867 days ago

Thanks! I've learned from hacking experiences too! These days I never use admin for a username.



Written by matteoghedin5
867 days ago

prova



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