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Many new webmasters and businesses are unaware that by default WordPress allows unlimited login attempts either through the login page, or by sending special cookies. This allows passwords (or hashes) to be brute-force cracked with relative ease. ….. However, luckily there are some FREE WordPress plugins available which can stop the hackers in their tracks….
There’s a hacking campaign targeting WordPress websites, with thousands of websites recently compromised. It is not yet known where or how they are getting in, and it seems it is also very hard to clean & many users say it just keeps returning…..