WordPress Password Attack

Password ProtectionDo you have a WordPress account?

If so, I’d like to let you know about an attack on WordPress sites that started earlier this week and what you can do to protect yourself.

On Tuesday, a widespread “brute force” attack against WordPress started impacting sites across the internet. This attack is leveraging a botnet which looks to have more than one hundred thousand different computers at its disposal.

Its intent is very simple: to find and compromise WordPress sites with simple passwords, likely to use them later to distribute malware (and further increase the size of the botnet).

So what can you do? Change your password NOW!

Change your password to a strong one, difficult for the botnet to infiltrate. If you are unsure how to that here are the instructions.

  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click the Users link on the left hand side
  3. Click Your Profile
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and look for New Password
  5. WordPress will indicate if your new Password is a strong Password
  6. Enter your new password twice then write your password down somewhere you won’t lose it (very important!)
  7. Click Update Profile

That’s it, next time you log in use your new password.

 

Stay safe,
Marilyn T

workathomemarilyn

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