Wordpress Failed Login Attempt Email Notification
I run a multi-user site and for the past week or two I have been getting daily notices that someone is getting locked out due to failed login attempts for user "admin" via the Limit Login Attempts plugin.. There is no user account for "admin" and I assume this is an attack in an attempt to gain access to the wp-admin section of the site.
One known example was modeled after our notification email regarding account lock-out due to a certain number of failed login attempts. Another known example mentions a bogus software update and includes a false link to an alleged software patch. LogMeIn, including join.me and Cubby, will never contact you with a software update attached to an
How to enable failed login attempt notifications. Log in to your Name.com account. Click on the ACCOUNT tab, located at the top, select PROFILE and then select ACCOUNT SETTINGS. Click Security Settings in the Security section. Check the box for Send Email Notification on Failed Login Attempt if you wish to receive these notifications. Uncheck if you do not.
Add passwordless logins to your WordPress site with the iThemes Security Pro plugin. The Passwordless Login method provided by iThemes Security Pro will send you an email with a "magic link," or a link that will log you into WordPress with a click of a button.
What Is 'too many failed login attempts' for WordPress. This message displays when a user has tried to login too many times to their WordPress website within a given time limit (generally, in quick succession).
One of the easiest ways to get notified of failed login events is to use the Netwrix Event Log Manager which is a free tool from Netwrix. What I like is the SMTP configuration is easy to setup, even using the gmail SMTP server to a gmail address. The events are also highly configurable to the Event ID and even multiple event ids.